Re: alpha-blending with visad-in-a-box

Hi Adele,

This does sound like a Java3D issue rather than a VisAD issue.
Note that Java3D may be installed to use OpenGL or to use
Direct3D on your laptop (assuming it is a Windows machine). I
have hardly tired Direct3D and never tried transparency with it.
Perhaps someone else knows whether transparency works with

The other thing is that VisAD-in-a-box is really intended
for installing VisAD on clusters. You may just want to
dowload visad.jar and put in in your CLASSPATH. On the other
hand, it is hard to see how using VisAD-in-a-box could cause
transparency problems.

Good luck,

On Mon, 17 Mar 2003, Adele Cutler wrote:

> Hi Everyone,
>       I'm heading off to Vienna today to demo my application. Only one 
> problem:
> the alpha-blending that works so well on my desktop doesn't work on my
> laptop. I've installed visad-in-a-box, and the 3D plots work fine, but the
> alpha just doesn't happen (the plot is there, but it is not transparent!).
> Is this an OpenGL issue? (I read somewhere that visad-in-a-box uses OpenGL).
> I've spent the better part of 3 days on this, so at this point I'm looking
> for any suggestions at all!
>       Thanks for your time,
>       Adele