New Lab Posted: Creating 3D Content with Windows Presentation Foundation

I just posted a new lab for learning how to use 3D in WPF.  This is a great lab that I would highly recommend if you are learning WPF 3D. It shows how to do dynamic animation of 3D content as well as how to do 2D on 3D using the 3DTools.

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North Face Case Study Published

A case study about the North Face Kiosk is now posted to the Microsoft Case Studies site.  This is a nice write up, showing how the technology solved business problems, and explaining the larger context of how the kiosk plays into The North Face’s overall marketing and sales goals. There are quite a few nice…

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EXPRESSION BLEND RELEASE CANDIDATE 1: SIX NEW SAMPLES!

Expression Blend Release Candidate 1 is now available for download.  The product keeps getting better, able to render more on its design surface, more stable, better documented and tons of great new samples.  The samples are quite crisp from a design point of view with a designer’s eye.  If you want to get the actual source and assets,…

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SXSW INTERACTIVE REPORT #3: ON DESIGN (THE PROCESS NOT THE PRODUCT)

The diversity of the crowd at SxSW was great.  I went to a lot of designer sessions, which I found refreshing and informative.   I attended a session about creating a design team that Tjeerd Hoek of Vista was on along with some folks from Google, Intuit and Hoover.  It was quite a congenial session, completely…

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SXSW interactive report #2: Bruce Sterling uncut

Here are my notes from Bruce Sterling’s talk, uncut.  Lots of diamonds in the rough for those with the patience to read through. You can read something similar on VallyWag. Or, just skip the whole old school written word shebang and listen to the podcast: “tenderly confide in the audience and level with a group…

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Sxsw INTERACTIVE REPORT #1

  I’m down here in Austin at SxSW Interactive, a great conference and confluence of people in the Internet industry. My big takeaway from the conference is to be reminded of what a wide open and unknown frontier the Internet still is. That statement sounds obvious, but it is easy to get focused on the…

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Inspired By Flash Math Creativity #3: WPF Flag

There is a clever sample up on Flash Math Creativity by Lifaros that fundamentally does 2D morph meshing by chopping up an image into sections and then animating the sections, resulting in the effect of a flag waving.  I decided to implement something similar in WPF.  When I started thinking about how to chop up something in…

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