"The sound and music are 50% of the entertainment..." – George Lucas In this talk we will take you on a tour of the amazing APIs available to enable you to light up your apps with sound and video. From playing a simple video cut scene to adding rich music and sound effects to your next…
This article explains how to write pixel shaders for the Microsoft Silverlight and WPF platform with HLSL, as well as how to write an extensible Silverlight application for shader demos.
Almost 10 years ago,
Microsoft announced DirectX 8.0, including the huge real-time computer…
In this episode I talk to Danny Riddell and Luigi Rosso, CEO and CTO of
Archetype. Archetype is a rich internet application (RIA) development and design shop. They provide both products and development/design services using Silverlight and Flash with .NET and SQL Server back-ends.
In this article, I'll demonstrate how to create a post-processing effect to turn 3D renders into ASCII Art.
Code It: http://xnaascii.codeplex.com/
Run It: http://xnaascii.codeplex.com/
Time Required: 1-4 hours
This is something I've wanted to see for a very long time. A managed mp3 player with a bunch of visual playback features.
Ahura Mazda created the Saluse Media Kit for Silverlight and it is awesome! There is a demo over at
Adam Kinney did a pretty neat port of a flash application that
creates an effect that gives an image like it was torn and crumpled up in Silverlight using the WriteableBitmapEx.
Blitting is the act of blending multiple images together. More about the
BLIT operation can be found at Wikipedia.…
Dave Cook has created an interesting
write up on the Netflix API. Netflix has a web service API model so you do need an internet connection to leverage this.
He currently has 4 articles from the simple to the complex.
Accessing the Title Catalog
Accessing Subscriber Account…
In this article, Giovanni Montrone will provide an overview on how to create an image comparison application for DVD and Blu-ray screen captures.
Time Required: 2-3 hours
Software: Visual Web Developer Express SP1 (or Visual…
My blog title says it all, Monkey see, Monkey Build. I saw Microsoft Surface's video puzzle and I needed to build it. I took this opportunity to play with Microsoft's new technology,
Silverlight and build my own puzzle game. I couldn't find anything out on the Internet regarding dynamic video…