I've developed a Java program that analyzes data I'm working with. I'd really like to make a slick looking GUI that allows other users to work with the software I made, but I'm new to GUI design. Ideally my GUI would include the following features:
1) A simple animation at launch
2) A custom 'theme' rather than the grey background and bland (but effective) default features... so I'd need painting and things like that. I have used Swing's painting tools to some extent so I know this one is possible, but is the overhead very high?
3) Ideally, the GUI would have smaller widgets that analyze certain parts of certain data, and I'd like for users to be able to place these widgets where they feel is best.
I'm pretty sure Swing can handle these three things; my question is mainly 'how feasible is it?' Thanks for any help!
(PS - if you know of any non-basic custom-themed Java apps that really illustrate what can be done, I'd love to see examples!)