New Public Release and Graphics 2.0

I’m extremely excited to announce our new public release and the simultaneous release of our next-generation graphics engine, a.k.a. Graphics 2.0.

Our goal is to enable you to produce cinematic-quality graphics in your mobile apps. Building on the foundation of the legacy engine, Graphics 2.0 offers a whole new level of expressiveness.

Tutorial: Repeating Fills in Graphics 2.0

In today’s Graphics 2.0 tutorial, we’ll explore how to use repeating fills on display objects. This allows you to fill a larger display object with a “tiled pattern” in a variety of repetition modes. Furthermore, you can offset the fill position, rotate it, and even scale it — all independently of the object. Read further to discover how.

Graphics 2.0 Tutorial Roundup

Corona’s Graphics 2.0 engine is progressing nicely, and we want to express our sincere gratitude to the dozens of Pro and Enterprise beta testers who have used the engine thus far. For those who haven’t yet explored Graphics 2.0, we’d like to remind you of several tutorials which we’ve recently released. We’d also like to remind you to submit your amazing entries for our Graphics 2.0 contest.

Tutorial: 2.5D Perspective in Graphics 2.0

Corona’s Graphics 2.0 engine allows you to simulate 2.5D effects that appear to be 3D but don’t involve the complexity of working in the third dimension. This includes quadrilateral distortion, billboarding, Mode 7, and more. In today’s tutorial, learn how to implement 2.5D effects and transitional distortion in your apps.

Tutorial: Blends and Composite Fills in Graphics 2.0

In Corona’s Graphics 2.0 engine, you can achieve powerful visual effects by blending layers together and applying Photoshop-style composite effects. In today’s tutorial, we illustrate how to apply one of over 25 blend effects to a display object with just a few lines of code.

Tutorial: Fills and Strokes in Graphics 2.0

An exciting new addition to Corona SDK’s Graphics 2.0 engine is the ability to fill and stroke any graphic object with other images, gradients, and over 25 Photoshop-style composite effects. In addition, the new graphics engine features over 50 filter and generator effects which can bring your app’s visuals to amazing new levels. Read further to learn more.

Tutorial: Containers in Graphics 2.0

Corona’s Graphics 2.0 engine introduces a new and powerful feature: containers. Containers are essentially “self-masking groups” and they feature a flexible, dynamic width and height that can be set on the fly. Read further to learn about containers and how to implement them in your apps.

Tutorial: Multi-Pass Shaders in Graphics 2.0

Another new feature in Graphics 2.0 is the ability to define a graph of effects which can be applied to a display object. We have created a data-driven file format which allows you apply a multi-pass effect by connecting existing shaders to other shaders. Read further to learn how.

Augmented Reality Experiment

Today, I wanted to show you an experiment that really shows you how our new engine will be unifying graphics in an unprecedented way. At Adobe, I always felt the walls between Illustrator, Photoshop, and After Effects didn’t need to exist.

Well, now I can show you a glimpse of the amazing effects that will be possible in Graphics 2.0.