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 your games.
Along the way you'll learn about game design, including game design concepts, genres, engines, and UI design techniques. To completely master Java 3D game creation, you will combine this knowledge with a number of JavaFX 9 topics, such as scene graph hierarchy; 3D scene configuration; 3D model design and primitives; model shader creation; and 3D game animation creation. With these skills you will be able to take your 3D Java games to the next level.
The final section of Pro Java 9 Games Development
puts the final polish on your abilities. You'll see how to add AI logic for random content selection methods; harness a professional scoring engine; and player-proof your event handling. After reading Pro Java 9 Games Development
, you will come away with enough 3D expertise to design, develop, and build your own professional Java 9 games, using JavaFX 9 and the latest new media assets.
What You'll Learn
- Design and build professional 3D Java 9 games, using NetBeans 9, Java 9, and JavaFX 9
- Integrate new media assets, such as digital imagery and digital audio
- Integrate the new JavaFX 9 multimedia engine API
- Create an interactive 3D board game, modeled, textured, and animated using JavaFX
- Optimize game assets for distribution, and learn how to use the Java 9 module system
Who This Book Is For
Experienced Java developers who may have some prior game development experience. This book can be for experienced game developers new to Java programming.
Wallace Jackson has been writing for leading multimedia publications about his work in new media content development since the advent of Multimedia Producer Magazine nearly two decades ago, when he wrote about computer processor architectures for centerfolds (removable "mini-issue" insert) distributed at SIGGRAPH. Since then, Wallace has written for several other publications about his work in interactive 3D and new media advertising campaign design, including 3D Artist,Desktop Publishers Journal, CrossMedia, AVvideo and Kiosk Magazine.
1: The Different Faces of Java: Create a Java 9 Development Workstation2: An Introduction to Content Creation: 2D New Media Asset Fundamentals3: Advanced 3D Content Rendering: 3D Asset Concepts and Principles4: An Introduction to Game Design: Game Design Concepts, Genres, Engines and Techniques5: A Java Primer: Introduction to Java Concepts and Principles6: Setting Up Your Java 9 IDE: An Introduction to NetBeans 97: Introduction to JavaFX 9: Overview of the JavaFX New Media Engine8: JavaFX 9 Scene Graph Hierarchy: A Foundation for Java 9 Game Design9: JavaFX 9 User Interface Design: The Front End for Java 9 Game Design10: User Interface Design Interactivity: Event Handling and Imaging Effects11: 3D Scene Configuration: Using the PerspectiveCamera and PointLight12: 3D Model Design and Primitives: Using JavaFX 9 Shape3D Classes13: 3D Model Shader Creation: Using the JavaFX 9 PhongMaterial Class14: 3D Model Hierarchy Creation: Using Primitives to Create a Gameboard15: 3D Game Play UI Creation: Using the Sphere Primitive to Create a UI Node16: 3D Game Animation Creation: Using the Animation Transition Classes17: i3D Game Square Selection: Using the PickResult Class with 3D Models18: 3D GamePlay Design: Creating Your Game Content Using GIMP and Java19: Game Content Engine: AI Logic with Random Content Selection Methods20: Coding GamePlay: Setup Game Play Methods and Animated Camera View21: Questions and Answers: Finishing the Setup Methods and Digital Audio22: Scoring Engine: Creating the Score UI Layout and Scoring the Content23: Completing the Game Play Code and Player Proofing Your Event Handling24: Optimizing Game Assets and Code, and Game Profiling Using NetBeans