Pro Java 9 Games Development

Pro Java 9 Games Development

Use Java 9 and JavaFX 9 to write 3D games for the latest consumer electronics devices. Written by open source gaming expert Wallace Jackson, this book uses Java 9 and NetBeans 9 to add leading-edge features, such as 3D, textures, animation, digital audio, and digital image compositing to…

Android Apps for Absolute Beginners, 4th Edition

Android Apps for Absolute Beginners, 4th Edition

Get your first Android apps up and running with the help of plain English and practical examples. If you have a great idea for an Android app, but have never programmed before, then this book is for you. Android Apps for Absolute Beginners cuts through the fog of jargon and…

VFX Fundamentals

VFX Fundamentals

This book is a comprehensive, introductory title covering concepts central to Visual Special Effects using the free Black Magic Design Fusion 8.0 software package. The book also provides foundational background information regarding concepts central to digital image compositing, digital video editing, digital illustration, digital painting, 3D, and digital…

JSON Quick Syntax Reference

JSON Quick Syntax Reference

This compact quick scripting syntax reference on JSON covers syntax and parameters central to JSON object definitions, using the NetBeans 8.1 open source and Eclipse IDE software tool packages. The JSON Quick Syntax Reference covers the syntax used in the JSON object definition language, logically organized by topical chapters, and…

Digital Video Editing Fundamentals

Digital Video Editing Fundamentals

This compact visual guide covers concepts central to digital video using the affordable Corel Video Studio Ultimate X9 software package as well as open source digital video editing package Editshare Lightworks 12. Digital Video Editing Fundamentals builds on the essential concepts of digital imaging, audio, illustration, and painting,…

Digital Painting Techniques

Digital Painting Techniques

Learn the foundational concepts of vector graphics and raster imaging, including what new media formats are best for use with Android Studio, Java and JavaFX, iOS, Kindle and HTML5, as well as key factors regarding the data footprint optimization work process, and why data footprint optimization is important….

Digital Illustration Fundamentals

Digital Illustration Fundamentals

This concise book covers concepts central to digital illustration using the Inkscape 0.91 open source software package as well as the Adobe Illustrator Professional Illustration package. The book builds on the foundational concepts of vector graphics and the SVG format, and gets more advanced as chapters progress, covering…

Digital Audio Editing Fundamentals

Digital Audio Editing Fundamentals

This book is a new media mini-book covering concepts central to digital audio editing using the Audacity 2.1.1 open source software package which also apply to all of the professional audio editing packages. The book builds upon the foundational concepts of MIDI, synthesis (artificially created digital audio), and…

Android Studio New Media Fundamentals

Android Studio New Media Fundamentals

This book is a brief primer covering concepts central to digital imagery, digital audio and digital illustration using open source software packages such as GIMP, Audacity and Inkscape. These are used for this book because they are free for commercial use. The book builds on the foundational concepts…

Digital Image Compositing Fundamentals

Digital Image Compositing Fundamentals

Digital Imaging Compositing Fundamentals is an introductory title covering concepts central to digital imagery and digital image compositing using software packages such as Adobe Photoshop or the open source GIMP software. The book builds on the fundamental concepts of pixels, color depth and layers, and gets more advanced…