With Graphics 2.0, one of the things we’re aiming for is to unify graphics features in a seamless manner. We’re doing that in many different ways, and this week, I want to mention one small, but powerful feature we call “snapshots.”
Snapshots allow you to apply filter effects on a group of objects, just like you would an individual object.
One of the coolest things about Corona’s next-generation engine (currently in private alpha) is the ability to take individual features and put them together in powerful ways. And since Apple just released iOS 7 this week, I’m going to show you how to reproduce the cool translucent glass effect in Corona SDK!
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.
Just a quick preview of what’s coming in the next preview of graphics 2.0 that we’ll be seeding out soon.
It’s a feature known as normal mapping and it’s a workhorse technique for simulating lighting effects in traditional 3-D graphics. We’re repurposing it so this is trivial to do in Corona.
Take a look at this screenshot showing where our developers come from!
Yesterday, we invited a small group of developers to participate in an early access version of Graphics 2.0 that we’re calling a Developer Preview.
The idea behind this preview is to get some initial feedback while giving us the flexibility to change API’s, stabilize moving parts, and add more features.
Ready to invite your friends to play your latest game? You’re in luck!
Starting in Daily Build #1172, you can develop iOS games that take full advantage of turn-based multiplayer features in Game Center.
We’ve built all these features into the ‘gameNetwork’ library so whether you have existing code or new code, it’ll be a cinch to use.