JavaFX Special Effects

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

By Lucas Jordan

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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.

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  • ISBN13: 978-1-4302-2623-9
  • User Level: Intermediate
  • Publication Date: December 15, 2009
  • Available eBook Formats: EPUB, PDF
  • Print Book Price: $39.99
  • eBook Price: $27.99
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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.

What you’ll learn

  • Create and customize a particle system.
  • Learn tricks for creating compelling transitions.
  • Take advantage of animated lighting.
  • Create impressive animations with quintic Bézier interpolators.
  • Add realistic physics to animations.
  • Combine effects to create compelling visual content.

Who this book is for

This book is for all JavaFX developers and aspiring developers. Anyone with basic programming experience can get started in minutes.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

  1. JavaFX Design Considerations
  2. Effect: Particle Systems
  3. Effect: Visual Transitions
  4. Effect: Animated Lighting
  5. Effect: Advanced Interpolators
  6. Effect: Physics
  7. Effect: Animated Image Sequences
  8. Effect: Animated Gradients
  9. Effect: Audio Visualizer
  10. Effects: Physics and Particles
  11. Pulling It All Together: Clown Cannon
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