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Instant Silverlight 5 Animation by Nick Polyak

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Chapter 3. Creating Animated Textures

Silverlight provides functionality for creating powerful animation including imitation of different natural processes, for example, clouds, fire, and so on. This chapter presents implementation of the Perlin noise algorithm in Silverlight and presents samples for using Perlin noise to generate clouds and fire visual effects.

Background on Perlin noise

Here we provide a background on Perlin noise and explain the Perlin noise algorithm in detail.

A bit of history

Perlin noise is probably the most popular algorithm for generating random textures. Perlin noise was invented in 1985 by Ken Perlin, a professor at NYU and among other things was used for creating animations for several movies including Oscar winning Tron ...

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