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Animate3D, another Silverlight behavior July 2, 2010

Posted by Jose Luis Latorre Millas in 3D, behavior, Silverlight.

Animate3D is a a Silverlight Design Interaction Pattern for making easier to implement 3D Interaction – In this case the effect provided is 3D animation that launches in response to a concrete event providing a PlaneTransform animation which can animate a target object with the three Axis, X, Y, Z and its Global and Local offsets. It also allows us to decide an initial and a final alpha for the animation.

We can also indicate if we want the actual state of the object to be the Final state of the animation, providing on the behavior only the first animation state. We can of course add both states, (initial and final). But, for the sake of displaying a not projected control with text (if it has any projection Silverlight 4.0 actually shows it blurred no matter what we do) this option has been added.
It is inspired trying to implement an easy way of defining & executing very quickly 3D animations  that respond to user actions.

It has been designed to be used together with the other 3D Behaviors, that have been published at the Expression Gallery, including this one:
• http://gallery.expression.microsoft.com/en-us/Project3DToMouse
• http://gallery.expression.microsoft.com/en-us/Slide3DToMouse
• http://gallery.expression.microsoft.com/en-us/MouseOver3D
• http://gallery.expression.microsoft.com/en-us/Loop3d
• http://gallery.expression.microsoft.com/en-us/Animate3D

You can also check how this and the other mentioned effects look used together here: http://www.bcndev.net (it is not published right now but will be in short…)
Also I would love to see places where this behavior(s) are being used or any design/implementation you might have done with them.

If you like the behavior, I’d be appreciated if you could vote some stars for this behavior, my thanks!

Have fun 🙂



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