In This Chapter
Applying shadows to your shapes
Working with reflections
Making items blurry
Working with the Bloom and Glow classes
Adding perspective to flat drawings
Combining special effects
Welcome to the Special Effects chapter! Here, you read about how to embellish the appearance of the nodes in your scene graph by adding special effects such as blurs, shadows, color displacements, glows, and so on. You can even add perspective to give your application a three-dimensional look without having to do actual 3D programming.
You probably won’t win an Oscar for any of the special effects described in this chapter, but at the least you’ll have fun!
Special effects in JavaFX derive from the Effect class, an abstract class that has a wide variety of subclasses you can use to create a special effect. There are a total of 17 ...