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.