Pro Android Graphics

Authors: Jackson, Wallace

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    • This would be first Android graphics book to book market.
    • It would be a fit with Apress' first to market and strong selling Android games books, Pro Android Games and Beginning Android Games.
    • Game dev may be the primary type of app building in Android.
    • Android is key tech and book market.

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About 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.

About the authors

Wallace Jackson has been writing for leading multimedia publications about his work in new media content development since the advent of Multimedia Producer Magazine nearly two decades ago, when he wrote about computer processor architectures for centerfolds (removable "mini-issue" insert) distributed at SIGGRAPH. Since then, Wallace has written for several other publications about his work in interactive 3D and new media advertising campaign design, including 3D Artist,Desktop Publishers Journal, CrossMedia, AVvideo and Kiosk Magazine.

Table of contents (19 chapters)

  • Android Digital Imaging: Formats, Concepts, and Optimization

    Jackson, Wallace

    Pages 1-23

  • Android Digital Video: Formats, Concepts, and Optimization

    Jackson, Wallace

    Pages 25-68

  • Android Frame Animation: XML, Concepts, and Optimization

    Jackson, Wallace

    Pages 69-93

  • Android Procedural Animation: XML, Concepts, and Optimization

    Jackson, Wallace

    Pages 95-120

  • Android DIP: Device-Independent Pixel Graphics Design

    Jackson, Wallace

    Pages 121-146

Buy this book

eBook $39.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4302-5786-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Download immediately after purchase
Softcover $49.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4302-5785-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Pro Android Graphics
Authors
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Wallace Jackson
eBook ISBN
978-1-4302-5786-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4302-5786-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4302-5785-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 620
Number of Illustrations and Tables
458 b/w illustrations
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