Use Java 9 and JavaFX 9 to write 3D games for the latest consumer electronics devices. Written by open source gaming expert Wallace Jackson, this book uses Java 9 and NetBeans 9 to add leading-edge features, such as 3D, textures, animation, digital audio, and digital image compositing to your games. Along the way you’ll learn about game design, including game design concepts, genres, engines, and UI design techniques. To completely master Java 3D game creation, you will combine this knowledge with a number of JavaFX 9 topics, such as scene graph hierarchy; 3D scene configuration; 3D model design and primitives; model shader creation; and 3D game animation creation. With these skills you will be able to take your 3D Java games to the next level. The final section of Pro Java 9 Games Development puts the final polish on your abilities. You’ll see how to add AI logic for random content selection methods; harness a professional scoring engine; and player-proof your event handling. After reading Pro Java 9 Games Development, you will come away with enough 3D expertise to design, develop, and build your own professional Java 9 games, using JavaFX 9 and the latest new media assets. What You’ll Learn Design and build professional 3D Java 9 games, using NetBeans 9, Java 9, and JavaFX 9 Integrate new media assets, such as digital imagery and digital audio Integrate the new JavaFX 9 multimedia engine API Create an interactive 3D board game, modeled, textured, and animated using JavaFX Optimize game assets for distribution, and learn how to use the Java 9 module system Who This Book Is For Experienced Java developers who may have some prior game development experience. This book can be for experienced game developers new to Java programming.
This book looks at the two most popular ways of using Java SE 6 to write 3D games on PCs: Java 3D (a high-level scene graph API) and JOGL (a Java layer over OpenGL). Written by Java gaming expert, Andrew Davison, this book uses the new Java (SE) 6 platform and its features including splash screens, scripting, and the desktop tray interface. This book is also unique in that it covers Java game development using the Java 3D API and Java for OpenGL--both critical components and libraries for Java-based 3D game application development
This book is a condensed reference for HTML5 markup. It presents the essential HTML5 elements and attributes in a well-organized format that can be used as a handy reference. HTML5 Quick Markup Reference is an HTML5 reference title covering tags and parameters central to HTML5 markup using the NetBeans 8.1 IDE. The book covers the tags used in HTML5, logically organized by topical chapters. It gets more advanced as chapters progress, covering the new media tags and file formats that are best for use with HTML5, as well as key factors regarding the data footprint optimization work process, in-lining .CSS and .JS files, and why data footprint optimization is important. What You Will Learn: The tags supported in HTML5 What comprises an HTML5 content production workflow Concepts and principles behind HTML5 content production How to install and utilize Inkscape for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux Concepts behind spline curves, strokes, fills, patterns, and rendering Digital illustration data formats and data footprint optimization Who This Book Is For: Website developers, Flash developers, user interface designers, HTML5 game designers, teachers, and educators.
Gain concepts central to smartwatch design, editing and animation correction using the popular open source Galaxy Watch Designer software package. This visual guide builds upon the essential concepts of smartwatch design, decoration, digital imaging, animation, function integration, and visual effects, and gets more advanced as chapters progress, covering which digital new media file formats (JPEG, PNG, GIF, etc.) are best for use with smartwatch design. Smart Watch Design Fundamentals also covers key factors in the data footprint optimization work process, designing and optimizing animation assets, and why these optimizations are important. Additionally, the book covers other advanced topics such as how to provide free smartwatch faces for the first few days on the smartwatch store, and how to post watchface designs for sale in the store. What You'll Learn: Create a smartwatch design and visual effects pipeline Gain knowledge of the concepts behind smartwatch design Work with resolution, aspect ratio, animation, and color depth Use smartwatch design components such as ticks, numerals, feature markers, dates, etc. Optimizing digital image asset data footprint to create small smartwatch design file sizes Who This Book Is For:This book is primarily for smart watch and fashion designers.
Digital Image Compositing Fundamentals is an introductory title covering concepts central to digital imagery and digital image compositing using software packages such as Adobe Photoshop or the open source GIMP software, which is used for this book because it is free for commercial use. This book builds on the fundamental concepts of pixels, color depth and layers, and gets more advanced as chapters progress, covering pixel transparency using the alpha channel, pixel blending using Porter-Duff blending and transfer modes, and digital image file formats and key factors regarding a data footprint optimization work process. What You'll Learn: What are the most common memes in digital imaging What comprises a digital image compositing pipeline What are the concepts behind digital imaging How to install and use GIMP 2.8 or 2.9 What are and how to use the concepts behind color depth and image optimization Audience: This book is for those new to image compositing, editing. Ideal for web developers, game developers who need to learn these kinds of fundamentals quickly and effectively.
*Exploits the finer points of core and standard editions of Java 2 *Updated to include the final Java 2SE 5.0 (Tiger) release * *Ideal for experienced non-Java and Java programmers who need intermediate level book
Program Kinect to do awesome things using a unique selection of open source software! The Kinect motion-sensing device for the Xbox 360 and Windows became the world's fastest-selling consumer electronics device when it was released (8 million sold in its first 60 days) and won prestigious awards, such as "Gaming Gadget of the Year." Now Kinect Open Source Programming Secrets lets YOU harness the Kinect's powerful sensing capabilities for gaming, science, multimedia projects, and a mind-boggling array of other applications on platforms running Windows, Mac OS, and Linux. Dr. Andrew Davison, a user interface programming expert, delivers exclusive coverage of how to program the Kinect sensor with the Java wrappers for OpenNI and NITE, which are APIs created by PrimeSense, the primary developers of the Kinect's technology. Beginning with the basics--depth imaging, 3D point clouds, skeletal tracking, and hand gestures--the book examines many other topics, including Kinect gaming, FAAST-style gestures that aren't part of standard NITE, motion detection using OpenCV, how to create gesture-driven GUIs, accessing the Kinect's motor and accelerometer, and other tips and techniques. Inside: Free open source APIs to let you develop amazing Kinect hacks for commercial or private use Full coverage of depth detection, camera, and infrared imaging point clouds; Kinect gaming; 3D programming; gesture-based GUIs, and more Online access to detailed code examples on the author's web site, plus bonus chapters on speech recognition, beamforming, and other exotica
Written in a non-technical manner, Game Development Essentials: Game Industry Career Guide is a valuable asset for anyone looking for a job, not only in the game industry but also in any field requiring technical expertise and creative talent. Not only does it discuss what skills game companies need, it also gives extensive advice and insights on writing a solid r?sum?, building a portfolio that will attract game companies, and preparing for telephone and personal interviews.
OUYA Game Development by Example consists of different game application examples. No prior experience with programming is required. You will learn everything from scratch and will have an organized flow of information specifically designed for complete beginners. Using this book, you can get started with creating games without any game development experience. This book is perfect for anyone that wants to make video games but is unsure of where to start. It covers elements of game design, art, and programming comprehensively, and the engine used throughout all of the tutorials is very beginner-friendly. No prior knowledge is assumed or required for the tutorials in this book.
Pro Android Graphics is a comprehensive goldmine of knowledge and techniques that will help you design, create, and optimize 2D graphics for use in your Android Jelly Bean applications. Android application developer and expert multimedia producer Wallace Jackson of Mind Taffy Design shows you how to leverage Android's powerful graphics APIs in conjunction with professional open source graphics design tools such as GIMP 2.8.6 and more. You’ll learn about: The foundational graphics concepts behind the three core new media areas (digital imaging, digital video, and 2D animation) which relate to graphics design, and how to optimize these new media assets for your Android applications across iTVs, tablets, eReaders, game consoles, and smartphones. Digital imaging techniques for Android apps design, including graphics design layouts and graphical user interface elements, and how to use image compositing techniques to take your digital imaging to far higher levels. Advanced image compositing and blending techniques, using Android’s PorterDuff, NinePatch, and LayerDrawable classes. Advanced 2D animation techniques, using Android’s Animation and AnimationDrawable classes. Digital video optimization, playback, and streaming, using open source 3D (Terragen 3) and video (VirtualDub) applications, as well as professional video editing applications such as Squeeze Pro 9. You’ll use these software packages with Android’s VideoView and MediaPlayer classes, and add compositing to enhance your end-users’ digital video experience.
A Guide for Personal, Professional and Business Users Including Application Software on CD-ROM
Author: Bowker Editorial Staff
Designed to meet the needs of its users, The Software Encyclopedia is a comprehensive, easy-to-navigate guide filled with detailed information on micro-computer software. Listings of over 44,600 software programs from 4,646 publishers and distributors are fully annotated to facilitate research and acquisition. Title entries are classified under 668 subject headings and contain title, subtitle, version number, publication date, compatible hardware, operating system requirements, memory required, price, a description of the type of customer support available, author, and ISBN. Additionally, the 2-volume set includes a Publisher Name index, System Compatibility/Applications Index, Applications Guide, and Distributor Name Index.