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Timmy Kokke …just sorting my bubbles… October 2009 Entries
Twirling smoke effect in Expression Design
For a long time I’ve been wondering how to create a smoke effect like used in the Silverlight Logo for example. There are some techniques to render smoke by using 3D modeling software. But creating this effect in a tool like Expression Design is easier than it looks. Below is an example of what the end result might look like. After opening expression Design start by creating a new document.The size of the document isn’t very important as long as you have a bit of space to play with some paths, so ......

Posted On Friday, October 16, 2009 11:45 PM

SilverBullet #12 – System.Windows.Browser.HttpUtility
I’d like to provide you with a SilverBullet™, a small snippet of Silverlight, a class or namespace hidden in the silverlight .NET framework, to help you out in times of need. It’s not to learn, but something to keep in your pocket. Just remember it’s there and you’re safe. This time I would like a little helper class to your attention. When working in a web environment ever so often you need to encode/decode a Url or a piece of Html. In Silverlight you need to look for the System.Windows.Browser.Http... ......

Posted On Wednesday, October 14, 2009 11:15 AM

Retro-lines in Expression Design
Today I would like to show you how to create lines like above in Expression Design. After opening Expression Design, start by creating a new .design document. Now, zoom in a bit to the upper left corner of the document. Draw a small rectangle and give it some easy numbers. Move the rectangle to 10, 10 and change it width and height to 10 too. Change the stroke of the rectangle to none, and change the fill color to black. Copy the black rectangle and move it to position 10,20. Change its color to ......

Posted On Saturday, October 3, 2009 11:15 AM

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