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Screen Shot

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This is 3D CPU Meter.

Please note that this meter looks 3D graphics, but it's just 2D application. So, you can't rotate the meter :-).

Information

[Title]

3D CPU Meter

[Installation]

Double Click the CPUMeterSetup.msi, then the installation wizard will come up. Please follow the instructions.

[Uninstallation]

From "Start"->"Control Panel"->"Add/Remove", remove "3D CPU Meter".

This application does not use "Registry", but uses configuration file under
\Documents and Settings\UserName\Application Data\Uchukamen\3D CPU Meter. Please remove the configuration file "CPUMeter.conf" manually.

[Menu]

Right click on the meter to display context menu.

- Always Top
This application always stay on Top.

- Save Location
Save current window location and size.

- About
Shows version number.

- Exit
Exit.

- Move window
Press left mouse button and drag to move window.

-Resize window
Locate mouse to each corner and the cursor will change for resizing. Press left mouse button and drag to resize.

Note: Maximum Windows size is limited up to 300 x 300.

[Supported OS]

Windows XP/2000 Server/2003 Server

[Required Libraries, etc.]

.NET Framework 1.1

[Category]

Free Software

[Support]

Please send me feedbacks.

Version Information

Date Version Description
2005/6/19 2.0.1996.41211 Ver.2.0 Released

Download

Version 2.0.1996.41211
.NET .NET Framework 1.1
Installer  CPUMeterSetup.msi (485KB)

About 3D CPU Meter

I have been trying to create more good looking application, but as far as I use the Microsoft controls bundled with Visual Studio 2003, I have no choice. So, I've decided to create DirectX based application, but as you know it very complicated to create real 3D applications.

I took a look at DirectX sample code in the DirectX SDK. And I found some DirectX based applications are quite easy. But if you need to create your own 3D objects, you need 3D modeling software. I found a free 3D modeling software "BLENDER".

http://www.blender3d.org/cms/Home.2.0.html

Blender has very unique mouse and keyboard operations, and it took almost two weeks to learn how to use the BLENDER. While I was struggling with "Blender",  I found I don't have to create real DirectX application if I just need 3D LOOKING!

That's why I created this application, 3D "Like" CPU Meter. It has a 3D like background picture and the meter hand drawn by GDI+. This is not a DirectX based application, but this could be a good example of 3D looking 2D application :-).