CSC1024 Quiz 10

Fall 2011
Herbert J. Bernstein ( )

CSC1024 Quiz 10
Fall 2011


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This is the tenth weekly quiz to be taken on or before class on Tuesday, 15 November 2011. You should do it after you read the Java 3D section of You should expect to spend 30 minutes to 2 hours on this quiz. You may use your text and any other resources to do this quiz, but if you do not know the answers well or are unable to discuss them in class, you will lose credit for the quiz.

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Please answer the following questions on this form (or on a paper copy of this form).

  1. Summarize the strengths of Java 3D.

  2. Summarize the criticisms of Java 3D and for each criticism comment on its validity.

  3. Carefully, after doing some real research, describe why many Java 3D examples use AWT and the nonstandard MainFrame class.

  4. How does LoaderInfo3D differ from Checkers3D?

  5. What is AR?

  6. What is a 3D Sprite?

  7. What problem does AnimSprite3D address. Give a detailed example?

  8. Give the URL on google sites for your project for this course.

  9. For credit worth all the quizzes in this course, send the instructor a detailed, line-by-line analysis of the final game in Brackeen. To get this deal, you need to analyze every method and every variable in every line of code in the source code for that chapter. (Hint: it is actually easier to do the quizzes than to do this project, and doing the quizzes will help you a lot with the final).

  10. Give an example in the animation of a figure in which forward kinematics is not very satisfcatory.

  11. Give examples of particle systems in games.

  12. What is useful about being able to play a movie clip inside a Java 3D scene?

  13. Look at the prior question and answer. Comment on the concept of improving a 3D image with inherently 2D movie information. Be thoughtful and creative.

  14. Let's see if you are actually awake and reading. If you type in the word "mugwump" in answer to this question you will get credit for 4 questions here.

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Revised 29 October 2011