Graphics Layer Concept in java
I am starting on a graphics rich project in java, which must render data from large files(several GB) and also from different files. Hence refreshing after change of any one display parameters will be difficult. I was planning to write different data on different layers and arrange them in proper order one over the other, as they do in GIS applciations. I thought of Layer concept, but I found no implementations in java (atleast accoding to Google)
After thinking out aloud for sometime, I could atbest extend BufferedImage class as JLayer, using background colour of BufferedLayer with Color(255,255,255,0), ie. Alpha set to 0.
If there are any other suggestions I would welcome them before I start on the project. I will be using jdk1.4.2.