Assignment Zero, Online Enrollment

We want to make a Web page with everybody taking the class, so we want everybody's picture. This helps us get to know you, and it helps you get to know each other, too. More importantly, you need to use your picture and that of the person who comes after you (in alphabetical order) for assignment 1.

Follow these steps, and you'll be all set:

  1. Log into one of the MECA Indy workstations (E-Quad, room E426)

  2. Run capture

  3. Adjust the camera to get your beautiful mug centered and focused. If you just see a black picture, click on: Tools, VideoPanel, and set Default In to be IndyCam.

    You can twist the lens to focus it

    Note: make sure that:

    Click here to see a correct example.

  4. If you want, you can poke around the control panels and adjust the colors so whites are white instead of yellow. Try holding a piece of white paper in front of the camera while hitting the White Balance button

  5. Click on the icon in the lower left and drag down to the picture of a still camera

  6. Make sure the resolution is 640x480 (the largest possible). If it's lower, you can change it from the Settings... option, on the Actions menu. You want "Frame Size" to be "Full Size" and "Crop area" to be "No Crop"

  7. Punch the Record button when you like the picture. Smile! This saves a file in your home directory with a name like capture.rgb at a resolution of 640x480 pixels

  8. Save the 640x480 version because you may need it later. However, your images for the CS426 homepage should be 200x200, so you need to crop and shrink the one you have.

  9. Copy the resulting GIF file to your public_html directory

  10. If you have never set up a WWW home page before, you'll need to make sure your home directory, public_html directory, and files in public_html are world readable.
    % cd
    % mkdir public_html (if you don't already have one)
    % chmod 755 . public_html
    % chmod 644 public_html/*

  11. Finally, do the on-line class registration and fill out all the blanks, including a URL for your picture!

CS 426 (Computer Graphics), CS Department, Princeton University
Last modified: Fri Sep 18 19:54:16 EDT 1998