nKast

pixel perf-ect

24. November 2012 07:21
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Stencil Ball Shadows for XNA / WP7

24. November 2012 07:21 by nKast | 0 Comments

    In the early versions of The Juggler, the first pinball game for WP7, the ball had no shadow. Later we added a shadow by using a very simple trick, a transparent texture was drawn on the table right below the ball.  I have seen this on many games; it's not heavy on the GPU and gi... [More]

29. October 2012 03:06
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Motion API for XNA AR camera

29. October 2012 03:06 by nKast | 0 Comments

One of the coolest things you can do on mobile phones are Augmented reality apps. Combining the camera with the Motion API of windows phone is all you need. So, here's what you need to make AR on XNA. First, Initialize the Motion APIHere I also set the update interval to 60FPS   motion =... [More]