Two dimensional effects are simply fascinating, whether you are viewing or
creating them. This section explores the mathematics behind various
effects, such as blurring or changing lighting conditions, as well as
approaches to programming.
The programs that we have written as examples are all written in Java,
which allows easy loading and displaying of
images. Each effect marked with a image has a Java applet associated with it.
To further aid you in understanding these effects, the source
code, written by our team, is available for download.
We have also provided users with a
tutorial which should be read before the
individual sections, especially if you have no previous knowledge of graphics
programming and effects. If you want to download several effects, download
"All Effects", because it is much smaller than the individual