Mixing 2D and 3D
August Lammersdorf, InteractiveMesh
sdn at interactivemesh.com
Tue Jul 23 04:45:25 PDT 2013
Vidio games usually draw the player's 2D UI elements in a second step
on top of the perspective 3D scene in the parallel/orthographic
projection mode (overlay or head-up display - HUD).
This approach is already widest supported by JavaFX even with
perspective 3D transforms. Using a StackPane or a self-written layered
pane the user interface can be rendered onto the 3D SubScene and can be
designed, updated and animated with:
- layout panes : javafx.scene.layout.*
- UI controls : subclasses of javafx.scene.control.*
- two-dimensional shapes : javafx.scene.effect.shape*
- graphical effects : javafx.scene.effect.*
- images : javafx.scene.image.*
- shapes and background filler : javafx.scene.paint.*
- transformations : javafx.scene.transform
- animations : javafx.animation
Is there any other 3D API or game engine based on C++ or Java which can
beat this scenario?
FXTuxCube is a simple JavaFX 3D example with 2D elements drawn on top
of a 3D SubScene:
Worth reading: "User interface design in games"
Am Sonntag, den 21.07.2013, 16:07 +0200 schrieb Herve Girod
<herve.girod at gmail.com>:
> "What is the use case for rendering 2D pixel-coordinates-based shapes
> (or even controls) within a 3D scene consisting of meshes constructed
> on 3D coordinates of arbitrary unit?"
> In my field of work (avionics displays),we might have a lot of use
> cases for that. However, you also have that in video games, where
> like to render 2D interactive panels in a 3D perspective in the game
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