Colours of the Sphere
A research project in the School of Art, Design & Media, University of Portsmouth, Hampshire, United Kingdom

Last update: 08/03/06
Development stage 1 viewing of the Colour Sphere - example sphere view here
Instructions: use the mouse and mouse buttons to revolve the sphere

Development stage 2 viewing and travelling around the two layers of the sphere - example here
Instructions: use the arrow keys and the PgUp PgDn keys to move around the world, pressing the = key will take you to the starting position, click on the large window to begin

Project team:     Ken Devine, Reuben James Preston, Dr Darren Van Laars, Dr Chris Dewdney

Installation of Java3D™ - The Colour Sphere uses the lastest in Java technology and requires you to have the Java Run time environment installed on your machine along with the Java3D additions.

Adding Java3D™ capability to your machine: providing you have have a Java Runtime Environment on your machine adding Java3D™ is a straightforward operation and once it has been done all Java3D™ content will be viewable from all websites. You will need to visit the Java website and download the latest version of Java3D™ for your machine. The link to the appropriate page is here. Please make sure you get the right version for the type of machine you are using. For most systems it is a straighforward operation, especially for Windows based machines.

Adding Java3D to your Windows based machine for XP with DirectX just click here and download and run this file it will add Java3D to your Java Runtime Environment

Networked Computers:
If your computer is networked you may need to contact your network administrator to cary out this operation for you because it may not be possible for you to follow these instructions.