very good 3d read

hah… supposed to be my last post but hey i have 1 more thing to post. This is a good book for 3d – plus it’s very focus and not thick at all. Very well written. I have to buy this full-price since I can’t order book from the company anymore. Actually I ordered it…

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More WPF 3D playing..

The hardest thing about creating 3D is where to source my MeshGeometry3D data. That’s the TriangleIndices, Normals and Positions. These numbers are enormous. Lucky thing there are tools (reading Tim’s blog), I found ZAM 3D and other conversion utilities. This list is priceless. Other than this Mesh3D thingy, I found that 3D in XAML is very straight forward, just…

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WPF 3d going mainstream?

I read Petzold’s blog from time to time and I realized recently he has posted a lot of good 3d content. http://www.charlespetzold.com/blog/2006/12/140114.htmlhttp://www.charlespetzold.com/blog/2006/12/160115.htmlhttp://www.charlespetzold.com/blog/2006/12/171020.htmlhttp://www.charlespetzold.com/blog/2006/12/220812.htmlhttp://www.charlespetzold.com/blog/2007/01/190146.html and finally it’s coming WPF 3d book by Petzold.http://www.charlespetzold.com/blog/2006/12/270206.html  5-6 years ago, there’s a trend to have app written in irregular window, layered window, pixel opacity or different chrome. Then came a wave of products…

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source code for Avalon WINHEC NNTP reader …

This post is a follow up for http://blogs.msdn.com/digitalnetbizz/archive/2004/05/11/130291.aspx Some details of this sample project, I create this project to test out some features of Avalon [WinHEC version]. It’s currently all C# and MSBUILD. I have touched a few areas but on all – 1. Grid and other layout. 2. Animation 3. UIContext and Worker Thread…

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Visual Tree in Avalon Style…

A control itself is just a behavior and separate from visual presentation. A control normally comes with a default visual style (normally styles from the current desktop theme) and it can be override by the user of the control. They can override with by specifying their own Visual Tree within the Style tag. This will only…

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