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JavaFX™ Special Effects: Taking Java™ RIA to the Extreme with Animation, Multimedia, and Game Elements by Lucas L. Jordan

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CHAPTER 8

Effect: Animated Gradients

Colors are obviously a key component of any graphical application. Modern monitors are able to display millions of colors, and the designers of software have taken advantage of that. One important aspect of colors within an application is how they blend together, and a number of graphical libraries provide a mechanism to display the many grades of colors between any two colors. In general, this feature is called a gradient. Gradients can be used to create remarkable subtlety, be it the shine of a button or a slight sense of depth. While displaying solid colors or gradients is an excellent first step, some remarkable things can happen when these components are animated.

This chapter explores the basics of ...

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