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Pro Java 9 Games Development

Leveraging the JavaFX APIs

Authors: Jackson, Wallace

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  • Design and build 2D and 3D games using JavaFX, Java 3D, and JOGL
  • Learn how to bind Java to OpenGL to leverage additional 3D capabilities
  • Augment your Java games with media elements
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About this book

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. 


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 (24 chapters)

  • The Different Faces of Java: Create a Java 9 Development Workstation

    Jackson, Wallace

    Pages 1-28

  • An Introduction to Content Creation: 2D New Media Asset Fundamentals

    Jackson, Wallace

    Pages 29-51

  • Advanced 3D Content Rendering: 3D Asset Concepts and Principles

    Jackson, Wallace

    Pages 53-71

  • An Introduction to Game Design: Game Design Concepts, Genres, Engines, and Techniques

    Jackson, Wallace

    Pages 73-86

  • A Java Primer: Introduction to Java Concepts and Principles

    Jackson, Wallace

    Pages 87-133

Buy this book

eBook $39.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-0973-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $49.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-0974-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Pro Java 9 Games Development
Book Subtitle
Leveraging the JavaFX APIs
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Wallace Jackson
Distribution Rights
Standard Apress distribution
eBook ISBN
978-1-4842-0973-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4842-0973-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4842-0974-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVIII, 633
Number of Illustrations
474 illustrations in colour
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