Advanced Drawing

Truly advanced graphics applications are an art form. Video games like Half Life that render moving, jumping, and running images in a 3D world are excellent examples of the result of graphics programming in the hands of talented craftsmen.

Whether Visual Basic .NET will be used to write multiplayer Internet games remains to be seen. At TechEd the game Donkey.Net demonstrated that advanced 3D imagery could be created in VB. (Donkey.Net> used the Revolution3D graphics engine implemented in VB6, but the game is actually implemented in VB .NET.) At the time of this writing you could still download Donkey.Net from the Microsoft Web site.

This section will not teach you how to create visually complex results as demonstrated by games ...

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