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HTML5: Graphics and Animation with Canvas
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Real-world example: Pirates Love Daisies


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HTML5: Graphics and Animation with Canvas

with Joe Marini

Video: Real-world example: Pirates Love Daisies

Okay, the next example we are going to look at is Pirates Love Daisies. Pirates Love Daisies is a game that was produced using just HTML5 canvas and native web technologies. You've probably seen games like this before. It's a classic tower defense game where you have to defend something against a wave of oncoming bad guys, probably something along the lines of Plants Versus Zombies is a pretty famous one. In this case, you are the pirates, and there's a group of mean sea creatures that are trying to come and steal your daisies, and that's the premise of the game.
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  1. 4m 54s
    1. Welcome
      1m 3s
    2. Using the exercise files
      2m 3s
    3. Using the HTML5 Canvas element in the real world
      1m 48s
  2. 10m 31s
    1. Real-world example: CanvasMol
      2m 9s
    2. Real-world example: Raphaël-JavaScript Library
      1m 47s
    3. Real-world example: The Wilderness Downtown
      4m 1s
    4. Real-world example: Sketchpad
      1m 10s
    5. Real-world example: Pirates Love Daisies
      1m 24s
  3. 3m 28s
    1. Installing the tools
      1m 29s
    2. Exploring the Canvas examples used in this course
      1m 59s
  4. 8m 58s
    1. Introducing the Canvas tag
      6m 30s
    2. Understanding the differences between Canvas and SVG
      2m 28s
  5. 5m 36s
    1. Identifying the Canvas element's methods and properties
      1m 40s
    2. Using the Canvas drawing context
      3m 56s
  6. 43m 14s
    1. Setting and using colors and styles
      3m 19s
    2. Drawing basic shapes: Rectangles and lines
      10m 21s
    3. Understanding the Canvas state
      5m 15s
    4. Drawing complex shapes: Arcs and paths
      9m 15s
    5. Drawing complex shapes: Bézier and quadratic curves
      5m 46s
    6. Rendering text
      9m 18s
  7. 32m 35s
    1. Creating shadows
      6m 41s
    2. Drawing with patterns
      7m 20s
    3. Drawing with gradients
      6m 18s
    4. Using clipping paths
      4m 46s
    5. Drawing images and video
      7m 30s
  8. 35m 42s
    1. Transforming objects using the translate tag
      4m 18s
    2. Scaling objects with the scale transformation
      4m 7s
    3. Rotating objects with the rotate transformation
      4m 33s
    4. Applying a custom transformation
      6m 58s
    5. Compositing in Canvas using globalAlpha
      6m 36s
    6. Manipulating raw pixels
      9m 10s
  9. 41m 23s
    1. Building an image slideshow control
      4m 24s
    2. Using smooth transitions in a slideshow
      4m 28s
    3. Creating a basic animation
      5m 42s
    4. Creating animation with double buffering
      13m 13s
    5. Incorporating Canvas into a real page
      13m 36s
  10. 48s
    1. Goodbye
      48s

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HTML5: Graphics and Animation with Canvas
3h 7m Intermediate Jun 03, 2011

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One of the most exciting additions that HTML5 offers to designers is the ability to draw free-form graphics on a drawing surface known as the Canvas. In this course, author Joe Marini introduces the technical concepts behind Canvas and shows how to perform drawing operations directly in a web page. The course covers drawing basic and complex shapes, setting colors and styles, adding shadows, patterns, and gradients, more advanced techniques such as scaling, rotating, and compositing objects, and how to incorporate Canvas elements in a slideshow and an animation.

Topics include:
  • Understanding the differences between Canvas and SVG Graphics
  • Drawing shapes
  • Drawing arcs and paths
  • Rendering text
  • Using clipping paths
  • Drawing images and video
  • Transforming objects with the translate tag
  • Manipulating raw pixels
  • Applying a custom transformation
  • Creating an animation or slideshow control with Canvas
Subjects:
Developer Web Animation Web Design Web Development
Software:
HTML
Author:
Joe Marini

Real-world example: Pirates Love Daisies

Okay, the next example we are going to look at is Pirates Love Daisies. Pirates Love Daisies is a game that was produced using just HTML5 canvas and native web technologies. You've probably seen games like this before. It's a classic tower defense game where you have to defend something against a wave of oncoming bad guys, probably something along the lines of Plants Versus Zombies is a pretty famous one. In this case, you are the pirates, and there's a group of mean sea creatures that are trying to come and steal your daisies, and that's the premise of the game.

So, I am just going to go ahead and click start the game. And all this is done using canvas, so I am just going to go and click a map, and I am going to click Play. So, now down here on my people, I am going to click on a pirate and I am going to choose an anchor point to put them. And so you can see that there's my pirate. I am going to go ahead and upgrade Scarlett and Scarlett is going to make quick work of the rats that are coming in to try and take my daisies. Maybe I'll put Inigo up there. You can see that this game, it's pretty advanced. It was created using a JavaScript library called Easel, like an artist drawing easel, Easel.js.

And it's a pretty great little game. The pirates are defending the daisies up here. This is just implemented using canvas. This is HTML5 canvas using native web technologies. There's no Silverlight here. There is no Flash involved, and it's a pretty good example of what you can do using canvas.

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