MIX 2011: Graphics and 3D with Silverlight 5

April 14, 2011

This session was delivered by Aaron Oneal, Program Manager from Microsoft.


Aaron started his presentation with a very cool demo of the 3D capabilities of Silverlight 5. His demo used a model containing 140,000 triangles, with excellent performance.



Next, Aaron discussed why 3D graphics was emphasized in Silverlight 5 (3rd most wanted feature on Silverlight User Voice) and what are the common scenarios for using 3D graphics (geographic apps, astronomy, 3D charts and reports, medical imaging, etc.)

Aaron continued with a comparison of Silverlight 3D graphics with other 3D APIs like WPF 3D, XNA, Direct3D and more.


Then Aaron explained how to use 3D Graphics in general and specifically how to do it in Silverlight 5. This includes basic model creation, animation, texturing and other advanced topics.


That’s it for now,
Arik Poznanski.

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