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Cylindrical Texture Mapping
One of three applets written to illustrate different types of texture mapping. The Cylindrical Texture Mapping applet shows the graphical ramifications of the mathematics used to wrap a flat image around a cylindrical model. The applet allows the user to designate a point on the cylinder and displays the corresponding sample point on the image, which is represented on a unit plane. Both numerical and graphical representations of each point are present in hopes that the user will thereby gain a more intuitive understanding of the correlation between them.

Spherical Texture Mapping
One of three applets written to illustrate different types of texture mapping. The Spherical Texture Mapping applet uses Java3D to show the graphical ramifications of the mathematics used to wrap a flat image around a sphere model. The applet allows the user to designate a point on the sphere and displays the corresponding point on the image, which is represented on a unit plane. Both numerical and graphical representations of each point are present in hopes that the user will thereby gain a more intuitive understanding of the correlation between them.

Tiled Planar Texture Mapping
One of three applets written to illustrate different types of texture mapping. The Tiled Planar Texture Mapping applet uses Java3D to show the graphical ramifications of the mathematics used to tile an image on to a 3D plane. The applet allows the user to designate a point on the plane and displays the corresponding point on the image, which is represented on a unit plane. Both numerical and graphical representations of each point are present in hopes that the user will thereby gain a more intuitive understanding of the correlation between them.