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Tom McConnell
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Posted - 08/11/2008 :  13:08:22  Show Profile  Visit Tom McConnell's Homepage
I need a way to let customers know the model is loading.

Is there way to have something indicate loading from the moment customer clicks on web tour link, all the way to the point the model shows up in window, ready to view and manipulate?

My latest attempt using flash bar and 3 second redirect to keep customer from leaving site while loading:
http://www.3dmypage.com/flash/3dmypagevideotour.php

Thank You,
Tom McConnell Owner of 3DMyPage
Buy and Sell 3D Models, 3D Art, 3D Products, 3D CAD at http://www.3dmypage.com

jesmith
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Posted - 08/18/2008 :  12:04:30  Show Profile  Visit jesmith's Homepage
The trouble here is that the delay is about 95% waiting for Java to start up, which happens as soon as your page loads, and before our software has a chance to do anything.

The good news is that the next version of Java (7) is supposed to mostly eliminate this delay. Let's hope that turns out to be true!

The best we've come up with is similar to what you did:
http://demo.kaon.com/thd5/DW.html

First, we load a page which has no Java and give that a second to load. That guarantees the header up top gets a chance to paint (when Java starts, the browser will be unresponsive during the whole start-up period). Then we put the page with java into the frame.

View source on that page and feel free to copy any of the javascript/ideas you see in use there.



-Joshua
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Tom McConnell
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Posted - 08/18/2008 :  13:11:23  Show Profile  Visit Tom McConnell's Homepage
Thank you for tips. Any idea when the next version of Java (7) is comming out?

Thank You,
Tom McConnell Owner of 3DMyPage
Buy and Sell 3D Models, 3D Art, 3D Products, 3D CAD at http://www.3dmypage.com
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jesmith
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USA
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Posted - 08/18/2008 :  13:32:22  Show Profile  Visit jesmith's Homepage
No idea. But when it does, expect the Mac version to lag the Windows one by about 2 years.

-Joshua
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Tom McConnell
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Posted - 08/18/2008 :  14:57:00  Show Profile  Visit Tom McConnell's Homepage
Thanks, I use Windows XP Pro.

Thank You,
Tom McConnell Owner of 3DMyPage
Buy and Sell 3D Models, 3D Art, 3D Products, 3D CAD at http://www.3dmypage.com
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