Saturday, February 21, 2009

JavaFX Path Animation

Path animation in JavaFX lets you define a path (or several, if you like) and animate an object in the scene graph along a path. (JavaFX calls these objects nodes.) Here is a screen shot of an example that animates Circle nodes along three separate paths hooked together: the Chute, the Ground, and the Ladder.

Chutes and Ladders Screen Shot

Monday, February 16, 2009

A Little Bit of Beach

Sunset in Del Mar
Sometimes the pull of the ocean is strong and you just want to be there to see it, hear it and smell it.

Moonlight Beach in February
The ocean is always there, but it's always different. Some days it's smooth and lives up to its name "Pacific Ocean." Other days, it kicks up and crashes.

Friday, February 06, 2009

Checking Out JavaFX

Here is a screen shot of a handy widget that helps you tune your guitar, contributed by son Kellen: