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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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Introduction

Goal of This Book

This book is intended to show off some interesting visual effects that can be implemented in JavaFX. The chapters explore particle effects, realistic animations driven by physics, and a number of other techniques. The first set of chapters look at each effect in isolation, and then the last chapters look at some of these effects in combination. The book concludes by presenting an entire sample application.

The book's goal is to provide a developer with a number of new tools that can be used to spruce up an old application or used in a new application. Given the newness of JavaFX at the time this book was written, I suspect that most developers are in the evaluation phase, exploring whether JavaFX is a worthwhile ...

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