The first part of this series described the fade effects on tree decorations (lines and expand / collapse icons) that happen under Vista and were added to the latest stable release of
The latest barrage of announcements from both Ubuntu and Sun's camp finally made me reconsider my position from two years back, and i decided to give Linux a chance.
Over the past two years, the Swing community has seen a few efforts to provide transition effects. I had first heard it mentioned by Chet in 2005 in one of his JavaOne sessions. He was speaking about not "surprising" the user when you change the UI elements.
The image structure information is one of the most important inputs to the non-photorealistic rendering algorithms.
In the comments on the entry on spring effects under third-party LAFs, Chris has asked if it would be possible to make this functionality available under the platform's system look and feel.
Non photorealistic rendering (or NPR for short) employs a variety of artistic techniques, such as stippling, watercoloring, stylizing, mosaicizing etc. to render digital images.