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Foundation Silverlight 2 Animation

Overview

  • See the power of Silverlight in action
  • Learn the building blocks of animation in Silverlight 2
  • Includes over 180 example Silverlight projects


Silverlight is a phenomenally powerful animation tool, but few people know how to unlock its potential. Foundation Silverlight 2 Animation gives you the keys to all of that power.

It covers the basics of animation—that is, ...

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Overview

  • See the power of Silverlight in action
  • Learn the building blocks of animation in Silverlight 2
  • Includes over 180 example Silverlight projects


Silverlight is a phenomenally powerful animation tool, but few people know how to unlock its potential. Foundation Silverlight 2 Animation gives you the keys to all of that power.

It covers the basics of animation—that is, Silverlight's storyboards and animations, which are used to provide interactivity to Silverlight applications. You'll take an in-depth look at double, point, and color animations. You'll also learn the difference between linear, spline, and discrete keyframes, and how they affect your objects as they move.

But it doesn't stop there. You'll go well beyond those simple timeline-based animations and learn how to create purely code-based animations. You'll use vectors to make objects move and bounce off boundaries and each other. You'll explore particle systems, kinematics,
and collisions. You'll also learn how to use trigonometry to animate objects and simulate 3D motion in a 2D environment. The essential trigonometry required to create complex motion is simplified and explained through a series of fascinating and fun examples that can be incorporated into your own applications, games, and experiments.

Whether you're already familiar with Silverlight and you want to learn how to open it up, a Flash developer interested in expanding your skill set, or a web developer looking to take the next step into rich interactive application development, this book will bring you up to speed on
Silverlight 2 and show you what it can do. From techniques for creating frame-based animations to learning how to simulate 3D in a 2D
environment, there is something here to satisfy anyone's appetite for animation and interactivity.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781430215691
  • Publisher: Apress
  • Publication date: 11/4/2008
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 448
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Jeff Paries is employed as a digital media developer, creating Silverlight applications for Waggener Edstrom Worldwide. He lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife, Kate, and son, Nicholas.
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Table of Contents


Pt. 1 Getting Started 3 Ch. 1 What You Need to Know 5 Pt. 2 Silverlight Animation: the Basics 33 Ch. 2 Basic Transforms 35 Ch. 3 Storyboards and Animations 63 Ch. 4 Animation Techniques 109 Pt. 3 Advanced Animation 149 Ch. 5 Coordinates in Silverlight 151 Ch. 6 Using Trigonometry for Animation 207 Ch. 7 Simulating 3D in 2D 271 Ch. 8 Collisions 305 Ch. 9 Kinematics 333 Ch. 10 Particle Systems 371 Ch. 11 Silverlight VR (SLVR) Objects 405 Index 425
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