SketchPad is a JAVA 1.0 application that helps you create
It will let you use your mouse to draw polygons, circles, lines, points, rectangles,
ovals, text, arcs, etc., in VectaSketch format.
It makes short work of defining clickable
Zone Links and BitBlit screen animation. SketchPad also has a built in text editor
for hand editing the more complex
VectaSketch script commands such as JUMP BLOCKS, & LOOPs, Variables, Math. I used SketchPad
to create the above animation which is only 11k in size. I used the SketchPad animation routine
to do the saucer animation. The text editor was used to code the little ovals that blast the
letters down to earth using a JUMP BLOCK and Variables. I used SketchPad's text editor
to type in the HTML too. SketchPad is Shareware, no timeout.
You don't need Java to use VectaSketch, just a Java enabled browser and a text editor like NotePad,
SketchPad just makes it easier, however you must have "Java 1.0.2" to run SketchPad. I'm running Java
on Windows 98 with no problems. There is no charge to download Java. It's a programming language
for free! Thank you SUN! To download and install Java 1.0.2 from
SUN click on the Link below to go right to the source for your Java.
SUN's JAVA DownLoad Page