Core HTML5 Canvas

Graphics, Animation, and Game Development

Author: David Geary

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0132761661

Category: Computers

Page: 752

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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.
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Core HTML5 2D Game Programming

Author: David Geary

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 0133564266

Category: Computers

Page: 640

View: 4605

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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.
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WebGL: Up and Running

Author: Tony Parisi

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 144932357X

Category: Computers

Page: 211

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Presents an introduction to WebGL development and production concepts to create full 3D applications.
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Pro Android Web Game Apps

Using HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript

Author: Juriy Bura,Paul Coates

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1430238194

Category: Computers

Page: 664

View: 4635

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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
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