August 19th, 2009

Additional physics based behaviors for Blend and Silverlight

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Click and drag on any of the objects in this example to start the chaos, collisions and fun!

This example uses no C# work, all the work was done inside Blend using behaviours added from the Farseer Physics Engine.

All you need to do is download the Farseer files found here, follow their instructions to add the required dlls into your project and Blend will feature a list of new plug and play behaviours to start creating fun games or just some cool crazy stuff like above.

This example took minutes to throw together, in fact I spent more time watching the cool crazy mayhem that it created than building it!

I have not had enough time to fully thrash out this add-ons potential, but first impressions lead to some very ‘easy to use’ cool features that will greatly expand your ‘bag of tricks’ in the Silverlight world.

There are some very basic, but easy to follow videos to help get you to grips with this add-on found here and here.

Moving forward

Now I need to spend some more time digging deeper and really unleashing the power of these physics, testing to see how easy the engine can be used to build rich interactive games. I have a feeling I maybe posting a view more examples using these add-ons. I need to spend some time thinking of some cool and purposeful ways to cross use tools like the Farseer Physics Engine, the WPFFX pixel shaders and Deep Zoom Composer.

Grab the example files

As always you can grab the example files here.

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Responses to “Additional physics based behaviors for Blend and Silverlight”

  1. Oh wow I moved some stuff around and created total chaos :) You know whats missing? Sound! It would be great if the behavior allowed me to choose a .wav file and it would fire when the object collided with something. Then I could crank up the speakers…

  2. quote: “There are some very basic, but easy to follow videos to help get you to grips with this add-on found here and here.”

    The videos are not available, can u edit it? I need to follow the videos.

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