How to use specific WinRT API from Desktop apps: capturing a photo using your webcam into a WPF app

Windows Runtime (WinRT) APIs are a platform-homogeneous application architecture on the Windows 8 operating system. These APIs are used to develop Windows Store applications. However, some APIs can also be called from the desktop. The MSDN documentation is really useful to determine which are compatible. For instance, here is the requirements of the MediaCapture class…


[Babylon.js]–The Train demo

To celebrate the launch of Windows 8.1 and Internet Explorer 11, we decided to create a new demo scene for Babylon.js. This demo was intended to show off the raw power of WebGL on modern browsers like Internet Explorer 11. I asked one of my friend (Romuald Rouhier) to allow us to use a 3D…


Understanding DeviceOrientation events by creating a small 3D game with babylon.js

Internet Explorer 11 adds support for some new cool DOM events: the DeviceOrientation events. These events provide information about the physical orientation and motion of the current hardware. The W3C has published a specification for these events: http://www.w3.org/TR/orientation-event/ During this article I will show you how to use these events within a small 3D game…