8Include Multimedia

“But theater, because of its nature, both text, images, multimedia effects, has a wider base of communication with an audience. That’s why I call it the most social of the various art forms.”

—Wole Soyinka


Multimedia is the application of multiple means to present content. Conventionally, the media components include text, interactive controls, special effects, pictures, animation, audio, and video. We have already covered text and interactive controls in Chapter 5, Create User Interfaces; special effects in Chapter 6, Apply Special Effects; and animation in Chapter 7, Add Motion with JavaFX Animation. In this chapter, we will focus on images, sound, and video.


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