Free and easy Animation design in XNA

In my previous blog, I showed you how to use a pre-built class to generate animations that move like a Gif, mainly because I have not shown you how to move the image.  But reviewing the code, it seemed somewhat complicated, which means I didn’t quite get it, maybe you did.  So when that happens…

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Free Animated Sprites software: Reading the “flipbook” image and showing it

  What is it about the XNA free information with respect to Sprite animation?  Why is it so hard to find a useful post on how to generate an animation?  I have no idea, but then again, most of my posts are useless, but maybe this one won’t be.  Also, will you be able to…

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“Get the machine that goes ping” or how to fix the “Please enableGPUAcceleration = true on your Silverlight plugin page.”

What in the heck do you do to fix the “enableGPUAcceleration=true on your Silverlight plugin page.”  Then you go to the ASPX or the HTML page and you see that both have the line: <param name=”enableGPUAcceleration” value=”true” /> So WTF. Now you might be frustrated, you search the web, and unless you get the video…

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5 Ways To Make Money with the Cloud!

Number 1 with a bullet! Read Bruno Terkaly excellent article about how the Microsoft Azure Cloud works with mobile platforms and not just the Windows Phone 7.  Bruno is no Microsoft Fanboy and you should definitely read his blog, I do.  But it doesn’t help with my style, Bruno’s blog is excellent. MSDN Article: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/hh781021.aspx…

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Office 2010: C#, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook. Burn before reading

This is a follow on to the post at: Office 2010: C# and Office! Secret stuff. Strictly burn before reading Deploying Your Solutions: Deploying Office Solutions: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb386179.aspx Preparing Computers to Run or Host Office Solutions: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb772092.aspx How to: Prepare IIS for Deployment of Office Solutions: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb608629.aspx Tools and Overview information: Programming Excel 2010 overall: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/office/hh128771.aspx…

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Lamda, Lamdee, Lamduh: Delegate first and then do the Lambda

So you take your Java classes, you take your C++ classes and you take that data class, then you take that Operating System class that is cranking hard.  Now you are having fun with a great job and some boson shows the boss that it is much more efficient to write code using Lamda Expressions. …

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Tombstoning in Windows Phone 7

Again with the whole tombstoning thing.  In Arizona there is a city by the name of Tombstone, http://www.cityoftombstone.com/, sometimes referred to as the town that wouldn’t die.  This is somewhat similar to your phone app, you don’t want it to die if the user receives a phone call right? So what is tombstoning and how…

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Social Game is the thane: Quickly implementing Pushy Phone Notifications

While watching MacBeth, MacBeth is a “thane”, what is that?  Is it like being a vice president at a bank?  No, it is a rank below ealdormen or high-reeves, or a retainer, not quite an earl.  Likely higher than an esquire.  Got that?  Me neither.  I think it was someone who might possibly get a…

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Free Game Design tools, just in time for Christmas 4/5: Sprites & Backgrounds

To make the Platformer app look like a Christmas app, you will need to modify the sprites used, as well as background images.  To see all of this post you will need to scroll down as there is more to the post than what I can include in a single screen. And ok, this is…

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Free Design Tools just in time for Christmas, 2/5: Installing the tools

Just Talking First off, a quick note to Dr. Shin Liu students, please check Dr. Liu’s class online blackboard for my direct contact information. Next: Don’t lose your keyless entry fob for a Prius, holey moley, $102 programming charge and $214 bucks for the FOB with the extra key.  And yes you can avoid the…

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