Core HTML5 Canvas

Author: David Geary
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 9780132761666
Release Date: 2012-05-14
Genre: Computers

One of HTML5’s most exciting features, Canvas provides a powerful 2D graphics API that lets you implement everything from word processors to video games. In Core HTML5 Canvas , best-selling author David Geary presents a code-fueled, no-nonsense deep dive into that API, covering everything you need to know to implement rich and consistent web applications that run on a wide variety of operating systems and devices. Succinctly and clearly written, this book examines dozens of real-world uses of the Canvas API, such as interactively drawing and manipulating shapes, saving and restoring the drawing surface to temporarily draw shapes and text, and implementing text controls. You’ll see how to keep your applications responsive with web workers when you filter images, how to implement smooth animations, and how to create layered, 3D scrolling backgrounds with parallax. In addition, you’ll see how to implement video games with extensive coverage of sprites, physics, collision detection, and the implementation of a game engine and an industrial-strength pinball game. The book concludes by showing you how to implement Canvas-based controls that you can use in any HTML5 application and how to use Canvas on mobile devices, including iOS5. This authoritative Canvas reference covers The canvas element—using it with other HTML elements, handling events, printing a canvas, and using offscreen canvases Shapes—drawing, dragging, erasing, and editing lines, arcs, circles, curves, and polygons; using shadows, gradients, and patterns Text—drawing, positioning, setting font properties; building text controls Images—drawing, scaling, clipping, processing, and animating Animations—creating smooth, efficient, and portable animations Sprites—implementing animated objects that have painters and behaviors Physics—modeling physical systems (falling bodies, pendulums, and projectiles), and implementing tweening for nonlinear motion and animation Collision detection—advanced techniques, clearly explained Game development—all aspects of game development, such as time-based motion and high score support, implemented in a game engine Custom controls—infrastructure for implementing custom controls; implementing progress bars, sliders, and an image panner Mobile applications—fitting Canvas apps on a mobile screen, using media queries, handling touch events, and specifying iOS5 artifacts, such as app icons Throughout the book, Geary discusses high-quality, reusable code to help professional developers learn everything they really need to know, with no unnecessary verbiage. All of the book’s code and live demonstrations of key techniques are available at corehtml5canvas.com.

Core HTML5 2D Game Programming

Author: David Geary
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780133564266
Release Date: 2014-06-30
Genre: Computers

Game programming offers a wealth of creative and business opportunities, and it’s never been more accessible. In Core HTML5 2D Game Programming, best-selling author David Geary shows you how to use freely available browser tools and open source resources to create video games that run in desktop browsers and on mobile devices. Geary walks you step by step through every aspect of implementing a sophisticated arcade-style game entirely from scratch, without using proprietary game frameworks. Packed with code, this full-color tutorial gives you the in-depth understanding you need to design and build any kind of HTML5 2D game on your own, whether you use a framework or not. A clearly written, accessible, and exhaustive guide to implementing games, this book leaves no stone unturned, showing you how to Create smooth, flicker-free animations Implement motion that’s unaffected by your game’s underlying animation frame rate Animate sprites (graphical objects) to make them sparkle, explode, etc. Layer multi-channel sound effects on top of a soundtrack Warp time to create nonlinear effects, such as jumping or bouncing Control the flow of time through your game with a time system Implement particle systems that simulate natural phenomena Efficiently detect collisions between sprites Create a developer backdoor containing special features Use Node.js and socket.io to transfer real-time metrics to a server Employ a heads-up display to show high scores stored on a server Understand the nuances of implementing HTML5 games for mobile devices Through expertly written code that’s easy to understand, and prose that cuts to the chase, Geary illuminates every corner of game development. Everyone from novice game programmers to professional game developers will find this book invaluable as both a tutorial and a reference. All of the book’s source code, including chapter-specific versions of the game discussed in the book, are available at corehtml5games.com.

Software Engineering Trends and Techniques in Intelligent Systems

Author: Radek Silhavy
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783319571416
Release Date: 2017-04-07
Genre: Computers

This book presents new approaches and methods to solve real-world problems as well as exploratory research describing novel approaches in the field of software engineering and intelligent systems. It particularly focuses on modern trends in selected fields of interest, introducing new algorithms, methods and application of intelligent systems in software engineering. The book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the Software Engineering Trends and Techniques in Intelligent Systems Section of the 6th Computer Science On-line Conference 2017 (CSOC 2017), held in April 2017.

HTML5 Canvas

Author: Steve Fulton
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 9781449393908
Release Date: 2011-05-03
Genre: Computers

Provides information on using HTML5 to build interactive multimedia applications and computer games, covering such topics as creating bitmap images, manipulating video, and adding audio.

Pro Android Web Game Apps

Author: Juriy Bura
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 9781430238195
Release Date: 2012-10-24
Genre: Computers

Dive into game development and create great multiplayer online games with Pro Android Web Game Apps. This hands-on guide covers both the theory and practice of browser game development for the Android platform. You'll use cutting-edge technologies to make game engines in your browser, establish real-time server communication, and create amazing gaming experiences with artificial intelligence and rich media. Bring your knowledge of HTML and JavaScript to the next level with Pro Android Web Game Apps. You are guided through exciting projects that give you firsthand experience with core game app development concepts. You'll start with a blank HTML page, and by the end of the book, have the skills needed to create a multiplayer online game with rich graphics, sound, animation, and more—even if you have no previous games development or server-side experience. What you’ll learn How to set up your development environment, run applications, and debug and profile code How to work with graphics and animations in a browser How to optimize rendering and make your games run faster How to handle events and user inputBuild an isometric game engineLearn the basics of 3D programming and WebGL How to use JavaScript to create full-blown server-side support for your games How to enrich your games using artificial intelligence Who this book is for The book is intended for developers with some generic HTML and JavaScript background who want to boost their experience to the next level and learn how to utilize browsers to build attractive multiplayer games for Android platform. No previous games development or server-side knowledge is required. Table of Contents Preparing the Environment Graphics in the Browser: the Canvas Element Creating the First Game Animations and Sprites Event Handling and User Input Rendering Virtual Worlds Making an Isometric Engine 3D in a Browser Using WebGL Going Serverside Talking to the Server Making Multiplayer Games AI and Physics JavaScript Game Engines Building Native Applications Adding Sound App A: Debugging Web Applications

WebGL Up and Running

Author: Tony Parisi
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 9781449323578
Release Date: 2012-08-15
Genre: Computers

Presents an introduction to WebGL development and production concepts to create full 3D applications.

The Essential Guide to HTML5

Author: Jeanine Meyer
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 9781430233831
Release Date: 2010-11-02
Genre: Computers

HTML5 opens up a plethora of new avenues for application and game development on the web. Games can now be created and interacted with directly within HTML, with no need for users to download extra plugins, or for developers to learn new languages. Important new features such as the Canvas tag enable drawing directly onto the web page. The Audio tag allows sounds to be triggered and played from within your HTML code, the WebSockets API facilitates real-time communication, and the local storage API enables data such as high scores or game preferences to be kept on a user's computer for retrieval next time they play. All of these features and many more are covered within The Essential Guide to HTML5. The book begins at an introductory level, teaching the essentials of HTML5 and JavaScript through game development. Each chapter features a familiar game type as its core example, such as hangman, rock-paper-scissors, or dice games, and uses these simple constructs to build a solid skillset of the key HTML5 concepts and features. By working through these hands on examples, you will gain a deep, practical knowledge of HTML5 that will enable you to build your own, more advanced games and applications. Concepts are introduced and motivated with easy-to-grasp, appealing examples Code is explained in detail after general explanations Reader is guided into how to make the examples 'their own' What you’ll learn Use HTML5 and JavaScript to create interactive web sites Program in JavaScript with the new HTML5 features Draw on canvas and place text on the canvas Create animated scenes using timing events Handle mouse events for interaction with the user/player Important concepts useful in any programming language/environment HTML tags, canvas, Math.random, setInterval, setTimerout, addEventListener, Date, localStorage and other features Who this book is for Anyone who wants to make interactive websites. This book is suited for: Total beginners Those who have done some HTML but are afraid to do any programming Those with some experience with HTML, JavaScript, or Flash ActionScript but who are unfamiliar with the new features in HTML5 Table of Contents The Basics Dice Game Bouncing Ball Cannonball and Slingshot The Memory (aka Concentration) Game Quiz Mazes Rock, Paper, Scissors Hangman Blackjack

Instant HTML5 2D Platformer

Author: Aidan Temple
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781849696791
Release Date: 2013-01-01
Genre: Computers

Filled with practical, step-by-step instructions and clear explanations for the most important and useful tasks. The step-by-step approach taken by this book will show you how to develop a 2D HTML5 platformer-based game that you will be able to publish to multiple devices.This book is great for anyone who has an interest in HTML5 games development, and who already has a basic to intermediate grasp on both the HTML markup and JavaScript programming languages. Therefore, due to this requirement, the book will not discuss the inner workings of either of these languages but will instead attempt to describe the functionality of the code present within this book.

JavaScript and HTML5 Now

Author: Kyle Simpson
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 9781449339067
Release Date: 2012-07-13
Genre: Computers

A decade ago, Ajax took the Web out of childhood, and now HTML5 and JavaScript are moving the Web into full adulthood. This insightful overview provides striking examples of how these technologies have teamed up to give the Web a truly open platform. Author Kyle Simpson (HTML5 Cookbook) shows you how JavaScript unlocks the power of all of the new functionality in HTML5, giving web applications the capabilities developers have wanted for years. These technologies now provide the raw tools you need in the presentation layer to replace everything you used to do with Flash. You’ll discover how: HTML5 builds natively into the web platform things we find most commonly useful, such as audio, video, and drawing The Canvas element is changing graphic animations, games, audio visualization, charting, and video effects Geolocation has spawned “geofencing” and augmented reality Web Workers allows calculations to be performed in the background, rather than compete with the UI Web Sockets is enabling realtime communication for chat, live tech support, multi-user collaboration, and gaming Mobile device APIs will give web apps direct access the phone’s camera, vibration, and other capabilities

Pro Android Graphics

Author: Wallace Jackson
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 9781430257868
Release Date: 2013-11-19
Genre: Computers

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.

HTML5 and JavaScript Projects

Author: Jeanine Meyer
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 9781484238646
Release Date: 2018-08-21
Genre: Computers

Build on your basic knowledge of HTML5 and JavaScript to create substantial HTML5 applications. Through the many interesting projects you can create in this book, you'll develop HTML5 skills for future projects, and extend the core skills you may have learned with its companion book, The Essential Guide to HTML5. HTML5 and JavaScript Projects is fully updated as a second edition and covers important programming techniques and HTML, CSS, and JavaScript features to help you build projects with images, animation, video, audio and line drawings. You'll learn how to build games, quizzes and other interactive projects; incorporate the use of the Google Maps API and localStorage; and address the challenges of Responsive Design and Accessibility. Each project starts out with a description of the example's operation, often with full-color illustrations. You'll then review the HTML5 and JavaScript concepts that relate to the project followed by a step-by-step explanation of the programming used. Tables are used to show the relationship of functions and provide comments for each line of code so that you can easily apply the techniques to your own HTML5 projects.​ What You'll Learn Enhance your HTML5 and JavaScript programming skills. Poduce applications combining Canvas drawings, photos, and videos Incorporate Google Maps and geolocation into your projects Build applications requiring persistent data, storing the information locally or on a database on the server Who This Book Is For Developers who have some knowledge of programming and want to build more substantial applications by combining basic features and combining JavaScript with other technologies.

WebGL Programming Guide

Author: Kouichi Matsuda
Publisher: Addison-Wesley
ISBN: 9780133364927
Release Date: 2013-07-04
Genre: Computers

Using WebGL®, you can create sophisticated interactive 3D graphics inside web browsers, without plug-ins. WebGL makes it possible to build a new generation of 3D web games, user interfaces, and information visualization solutions that will run on any standard web browser, and on PCs, smartphones, tablets, game consoles, or other devices. WebGL Programming Guide will help you get started quickly with interactive WebGL 3D programming, even if you have no prior knowledge of HTML5, JavaScript, 3D graphics, mathematics, or OpenGL. You’ll learn step-by-step, through realistic examples, building your skills as you move from simple to complex solutions for building visually appealing web pages and 3D applications with WebGL. Media, 3D graphics, and WebGL pioneers Dr. Kouichi Matsuda and Dr. Rodger Lea offer easy-to-understand tutorials on key aspects of WebGL, plus 100 downloadable sample programs, each demonstrating a specific WebGL topic. You’ll move from basic techniques such as rendering, animating, and texturing triangles, all the way to advanced techniques such as fogging, shadowing, shader switching, and displaying 3D models generated by Blender or other authoring tools. This book won’t just teach you WebGL best practices, it will give you a library of code to jumpstart your own projects. Coverage includes: • WebGL’s origin, core concepts, features, advantages, and integration with other web standards • How and basic WebGL functions work together to deliver 3D graphics • Shader development with OpenGL ES Shading Language (GLSL ES) • 3D scene drawing: representing user views, controlling space volume, clipping, object creation, and perspective • Achieving greater realism through lighting and hierarchical objects • Advanced techniques: object manipulation, heads-up displays, alpha blending, shader switching, and more • Valuable reference appendixes covering key issues ranging from coordinate systems to matrices and shader loading to web browser settings This is the newest text in the OpenGL Technical Library, Addison-Wesley’s definitive collection of programming guides an reference manuals for OpenGL and its related technologies. The Library enables programmers to gain a practical understanding of OpenGL and the other Khronos application-programming libraries including OpenGL ES and OpenCL. All of the technologies in the OpenGL Technical Library evolve under the auspices of the Khronos Group, the industry consortium guiding the evolution of modern, open-standards media APIs.

Unity 3D UI Essentials

Author: Simon Jackson
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781783553624
Release Date: 2015-01-31
Genre: Computers

If you have a good understanding of Unity's core functionality and a decent grasp of C# scripting in Unity (although not essential if you are just using the Editor with the new UI), you'll be well placed to take advantage of the new UI feature set.