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JavaFX Special Effects

Taking Java™ RIA to the Extreme with Animation, Multimedia, and Game Elements

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  • First book on JavaFX 2 animation and games development.

  • JavaFX 2 is most comparable to Silverlight 3, and similar to the established Adobe Flash platform.

  • RIA remains an important and fairly hot meme in today's Web developer market

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  • ISBN: 978-1-4302-2624-6
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Table of contents (11 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xviii
  2. JavaFX Design Considerations

    • Lucas L. Jordan
    Pages 1-21
  3. Effect: Particle Systems

    • Lucas L. Jordan
    Pages 23-48
  4. Effect: Visual Transitions

    • Lucas L. Jordan
    Pages 49-69
  5. Effect: Animated Lighting

    • Lucas L. Jordan
    Pages 71-86
  6. Effect: Advanced Interpolators

    • Lucas L. Jordan
    Pages 87-112
  7. Effect: Physics

    • Lucas L. Jordan
    Pages 113-135
  8. Effect: Animated Image Sequences

    • Lucas L. Jordan
    Pages 137-152
  9. Effect: Animated Gradients

    • Lucas L. Jordan
    Pages 153-175
  10. Effect: Audio Visualizer

    • Lucas L. Jordan
    Pages 177-200
  11. Effects: Physics and Particles

    • Lucas L. Jordan
    Pages 201-214
  12. Pulling It All Together: Clown Cannon

    • Lucas L. Jordan
    Pages 215-240
  13. Back Matter

    Pages 241-249

About this book

Enough about learning the fundamentals of the intriguing JavaFX platform; it's now time to start implementing visually stunning and dynamic Java-based rich Internet applications (RIAs) for your desktop or mobile front end. This book will show you what the JavaFX platform can really do for Java desktop and mobile front ends. It presents a number of excellent visual effects and techniques that will make any JavaFX application stand out—whether it's animation, multimedia, or a game. The techniques shown in this book are invaluable for competing in today's market, and they'll help set your RIAs apart from your competitor's.

  • Create visual effects that perform well.
  • Add subtle animations to bring any application to life.
  • Use the graphical power of the JavaFX platform.

Keywords

  • Animation
  • Audio
  • Flash
  • Java
  • JavaFX
  • Multimedia
  • Rich Internet Application
  • Silverlight
  • techniques

About the author

Lucas L. Jordan is a lifelong computer enthusiast and has worked for many years as a Java developer, focusing on user interface. He has previously written JavaFX Special Effects: Taking Java RIA to the Extreme with Animation, Multimedia, and Game Elements. Lucas is interested in mobile application development in its many forms.

Bibliographic Information

Buying options

eBook USD 29.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-1-4302-2624-6
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 39.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)