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Rayln Sander
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Joined: Aug 05, 2008
Posts: 5
I know how to display images but is that all i can do? 2D graphical bitmaps? Im new and would welcome any support on how to use graphics


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Bill Cruise
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Joined: Jun 01, 2007
Posts: 148
Hello, Rayln. Welcome to Java Ranch.

You can display 3D graphics in Java too. I know of one online tutorial and there are plenty of
books available.
Rayln Sander
Greenhorn

Joined: Aug 05, 2008
Posts: 5
Thanks a Lot! Um one other thing im clueless about..... Creating a scrollable image as in when the edge is reached more is loaded like in most games? And one other question how do i do animations beyond the simple things

Thanks again and any other advice is welcome

[Wow i just checked the site its fantastic thanks ]

[ August 06, 2008: Message edited by: Rayln Sander ]

Whoa lots of reading, (yet again), thanks this is awesome !
[ August 06, 2008: Message edited by: Rayln Sander ]
Bill Cruise
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Joined: Jun 01, 2007
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You'd want to load more image before you reach the edge, wouldn't you?
The way scrollable backgrounds are normally implemented is by drawing in image tiles. Each tile is stored in a 2D array, and every time your character moves, new tiles are loaded, and old ones are thrown out.

Amazon happens to have two good programming books bundled together that I recommend for anyone getting in to game programming in Java here (see the "better together" section). If you're only going to get one book, I recommend "Killer Game Programming in Java".
Rayln Sander
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Joined: Aug 05, 2008
Posts: 5
Ok thanks again
 
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