Tutorial: Paint Brushes, Trailing Object Effects, and More with the Snapshot Canvas

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Graphics 2.0 Demo Contest Winners

Today, I’m going to show you how to use snapshots to achieve the sorts of tricks you’d want to do in traditional CPU-based graphics.

One of the old school tricks is to be able to touch pixels on the frame buffer directly, or modify the pixels of an image directly. In a GPU world, you cannot do that b/c passing memory between the CPU and GPU is extremely expensive.

Snapshots to the rescue!


October App of the Month – Cast your vote!

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App of the Month

Voting for the October App of the Month has officially begun! This October, we’ve seen a bunch of Corona-powered superstars and selected a handful as Apps of the Week throughout the month.

Cast your vote for your favorite October app and share the poll with friends, family and fans!


Game Legend John Romero Joins as Advisor, Talks Corona SDK

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Today, I’m super happy to announce that John Romero has joined as an advisor! John has had an extremely prolific career across over a hundred games, including the iconic works Wolfenstein 3D, DOOM and Quake. He has seemingly boundless energy. He’s not only working on new games, but he’s also teaching classes in mobile game development and is a tireless advocate for indie game development.


Introducing Corona’s Graphics 2.0 Contest

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Graphics 2.0 Demo Contest Winners

Last week we launched the Public Beta of Corona’s Graphics 2.0 engine, enabling you to produce cinematic-quality graphics in your apps. Since launch we’ve been hinting at an elusive Graphics 2.0 contest and we’re finally ready to announce the details.

We invite you to unleash your creativity: use the functionality of Graphics 2.0 in your app or a demo, and you could win a Corona Enterprise license or an iPad Mini!


Corona Editor + Sublime Text

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Corona-Editor-Sublime

One of our guiding principles in building Corona SDK was that the developer experience mattered. This means enabling you to do things as quickly and easily as possible. Simplicity is key – we want to take something complex and remove all the unnecessary elements, so you can focus on the work that matters.

Recently, we decided to extend that point of view to the actual coding experience. Now the community has already produced some fantastic mobile tools and IDEs, so instead, we looked at the more basic problem of editing code.