Software > 3D CPU Meter
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 :-).
3D CPU Meter
Double Click the CPUMeterSetup.msi, then the installation
wizard will come up. Please follow the instructions.
From "Start"->"Control Panel"->"Add/Remove", remove "3D CPU
This application does not use "Registry", but uses
configuration file under
Settings\UserName\Application Data\Uchukamen\3D CPU Meter.
Please remove the configuration file "CPUMeter.conf" manually.
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.
Shows version number.
- Move window
Press left mouse button and drag to move 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.
Windows XP/2000 Server/2003 Server
[Required Libraries, etc.]
.NET Framework 1.1
Please send me feedbacks.
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".
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 :-).