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Instant Silverlight 5 Animation by Nick Polyak

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Chapter 4. 3D Animations in Silverlight

Silverlight provides perspective transform for creating simple 3D effects. Silverlight also allows using part of the XNA framework functionality with support for 3D models, effects, and creating vertex and pixel shaders, giving the developers a lot of power. Both these methods are described in this chapter.

Perspective transform

Perspective transform (also sometimes called projection transform) enables the developers to position or move Silverlight (2D) objects within 3D space. It is invaluable for creating simple but effective 3D animations, for example, for Silverlight banners.

Let's explain perspective transform while describing the corresponding sample located under the SAMPLES\CODE\ProjectionSample folder. ...

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