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Sams Teach Yourself Windows® Phone 7 Game Programming in 24 Hours by Jonathan S. Harbour

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Hour 12. Sprite Color Animation

What You’ll Learn in This Hour:

Base animation

The main animation class

Color animation

Solid color animation

Color cycling

Color bouncing

Color animation is a subject not often addressed, possibly because the possibilities are not often given much attention in the design of a game, or the designer is not aware of the value of this technique. Animating color refers to cycling the colors in a game object to produce interesting special effects. The simplest example is a game object that fades out of existence, perhaps the only color animation that has truly seen widespread use over the years to represent an object that is going away or has been killed or removed, depending on the theme of the game. The ...

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