- Lee Dial
Supernova was created as a final project for Advanced Internet Programming
at Tri-County Technical College instructed by Dr. John D. Bernard. This
of ELIZA was originally written by Michal Wallace and significantly enhanced
by George Dunlop.
From there in 1999 an AI class worked on the conversion to a technical
the final version a JAVA applet. Modifications to the code made the engine
cater more to the radio astronomy questions coming from the typical visitor
to The Jupiter
Space Station site. An
exit command was added so that if entered into the chat field, the applet
directs the user back to the host website, The
Jupiter Space Station.
All graphics, artwork, and media for the Supernova project were created
by Lee Dial. The female character was created in PeoplePutty by Haptek
software. The animation was exported in avi format and then usable portions
were converted to animated gifs in JASC Animation Shop. Other graphics
were created in JASC Paintshop Pro and Macromedia Fireworks. A Flash movie
displays a Supernova with play and stop controls.
Design - Lee Dial
The Supernova web pages were created using Macromedia Fireworks, Macromedia
Dreamweaver, and Macromedia Flash. A fully functional site for Supernova
was created with links to the host site, The
Jupiter Space Station, and links to the programmer's site. The site
was given a look to match the applet's look and feel so that the applet
fits seamlessly into the page surroundings.