By Gastón C. Hillar

This ebook takes a step by step method of development a whole interactive 3D video game utilizing Silverlight and embellishing it via its similar applied sciences. The e-book specializes in sensible examples and has a pleasant procedure, with the chance to benefit by means of scan and play. It makes use of illustrations, screenshots, and interactive reports to appreciate the main complicated issues regarding the 3D scenes. This ebook is designed essentially for C# builders with easy wisdom of the visible Studio IDE who are looking to boost on-line 3D video games utilizing Silverlight or create interactive 3D scenes for a website with lively versions. No previous adventure in 3D programming, 3D animation, or Silverlight is needed. The ebook is additionally geared toward 3D builders who are looking to increase their on-line content material, providing cutting edge 3D versions in motion.

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It is a commercial tool, but the trial offers a free fully functional version for 30 days. This tool will enable us to transform vector assets to the appropriate format for use in Silverlight 3. Run the installers and follow the steps to complete the installation wizards. Once Inkscape's installation is finished, you will be able to load and edit many vector assets in different file formats as shown in the following picture: [ 21 ] Lights, Camera, and Action! What just happened? We installed Expression Design and Inkscape.

Web as the project's name. [ 29 ] Lights, Camera, and Action! 2. The IDE is going to present a dialog box showing many options for a new Silverlight application. Activate the Host the Silverlight application in a new Web site checkbox, as shown in the following screenshot: 3. Click on OK and the IDE will create an empty Silverlight application, including a Web project. The Web project will allow us to change some properties to configure the Silverlight runtime. 4. Right-click on SilverlightMonster (the main project) in the Solution Explorer and select Add | Existing item… from the context menu that appears.

What just happened? We installed Expression Design and Inkscape. Now we have the necessary tools to convert the existing vector clipart to the most appropriate formats to use in Silverlight 3. XAML works fine with Silverlight 3 Why do we need to install so many tools to create a simple vector asset to use in Silverlight 3? It's because Silverlight 3 uses XAML (eXtensible Application Markup Language), and the best way to add scalable vector content is using objects defined in XAML. However, many tools that offer functions to export to XAML do not work as expected and are not compatible with Silverlight 3.

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