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Fade-Out

By Patrick Tilley
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Isbn : 1448210887
  • Pages : 530
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 375
  • File Pdf: fade-out.pdf

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'Tense ... fascinating' Sunday Times When an object of undeniably extra-terrestrial origin appears, the world is thrown into panic. Is this alien race harmless or a danger to humanity? Nine weeks later, civilization is on the edge of a total breakdown more devastating than any nuclear war or natural disaster. Patrick Tilley, author of bestselling science fiction series The Amtrak Wars, creates in Fade-Out a chilling thriller of humanity's first contact with advanced alien intelligence; a high tension tour-de-force that will stay with you long after you have turned the last page. 'Tension builds and builds, up to an astonishing climax' Daily Mirror

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  • File Pdf: c-game-programming-cookbook-for-unity-3d.pdf

Book Summary:

This second edition of C# Game Programming Cookbook for Unity 3D expounds upon the first with more details and techniques. With a fresh array of chapters, updated C# code and examples, Jeff W. Murray’s book will help the reader understand structured game development in Unity unlike ever before. New to this edition is a step-by-step tutorial for building a 2D infinite runner game from the framework and scripts included in the book. The book contains a flexible and reusable framework in C# suitable for all game types. From game state handling to audio mixers to asynchronous scene loading, the focus of this book is building a reusable structure to take care of many of the most used systems. Improve your game's sound in a dedicated audio chapter covering topics such as audio mixers, fading, and audio ducking effects, or dissect a fully featured racing game with car physics, lap counting, artificial intelligence steering behaviors, and game management. Use this book to guide your way through all the required code and framework to build a multi-level arena blaster game. Features Focuses on programming, structure, and an industry-level, C#-based framework Extensive breakdowns of all the important classes Example projects illustrate and break down common and important Unity C# programming concepts, such as coroutines, singletons, static variables, inheritance, and scriptable objects. Three fully playable example games with source code: a 2D infinite runner, an arena blaster, and an isometric racing game The script library includes a base Game Manager, timed and proximity spawning, save profile manager, weapons control, artificial intelligence controllers (path following, target chasing and line-of-sight patrolling behaviors), user interface Canvas management and fading, car physics controllers, and more. Code and screenshots have been updated with the latest versions of Unity. These updates will help illustrate how to create 2D games and 3D games based on the most up-to-date methods and techniques. Experienced C# programmers will discover ways to structure Unity projects for reusability and scalability. The concepts offered within the book are instrumental to mastering C# and Unity. In his game career spanning more than 20 years, Jeff W. Murray has worked with some of the world's largest brands as a Game Designer, Programmer, and Director. A Unity user for over 14 years, he now works as a consultant and freelancer between developing his own VR games and experiments with Unity.

From System Complexity to Emergent Properties

By Moulay Aziz-Alaoui,Cyrille Bertelle
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Isbn : 3642021999
  • Pages : 370
  • Category : Technology & Engineering
  • Reads : 515
  • File Pdf: from-system-complexity-to-emergent-properties.pdf

Book Summary:

Emergence and complexity refer to the appearance of higher-level properties and behaviours of a system that obviously comes from the collective dynamics of that system's components. These properties are not directly deducible from the lower-level motion of that system. Emergent properties are properties of the "whole'' that are not possessed by any of the individual parts making up that whole. Such phenomena exist in various domains and can be described, using complexity concepts and thematic knowledges. This book highlights complexity modelling through dynamical or behavioral systems. The pluridisciplinary purposes, developed along the chapters, are able to design links between a wide-range of fundamental and applicative Sciences. Developing such links - instead of focusing on specific and narrow researches - is characteristic of the Science of Complexity that we try to promote by this contribution.

How Do I Do That In Photoshop?

By Scott Kelby
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Rocky Nook, Inc.
  • Isbn : 1681980819
  • Pages : 288
  • Category : Photography
  • Reads : 625
  • File Pdf: how-do-i-do-that-in-photoshop.pdf

Book Summary:

Read and download full book How Do I Do That In Photoshop?

Freudian Fadeout

By Arij Ouweneel
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Isbn : 0786490462
  • Pages : 302
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Reads : 283
  • File Pdf: freudian-fadeout.pdf

Book Summary:

In Western culture, the psychoanalysis that has guided popular psychology for almost a century is now on the retreat. Better equipped with proven results, cognitive and evolutionary psychology has driven psychoanalysis out of the spotlight. In cultural and film studies, however, the debate between cognitive sciences and psychoanalysis remains contentious. This volume explores this state of things by examining criticism of 18 films, juxtaposing them with cognitive-based films to reveal the flaws in the psychoanalytical concepts. It pays particular attention to simulation theory, the concept that narratives “learned” from films could work in human minds as simulations for solutions to particular problems. By introducing the idea of narrative stimulation to film studies, this work argues for a different method of film critique, encouraging further research into this nascent field.

Dreamweaver CS4: The Missing Manual

By David Sawyer McFarland
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
  • Isbn : 9780596554262
  • Pages : 1090
  • Category : Computers
  • Reads : 714
  • File Pdf: dreamweaver-cs4.pdf

Book Summary:

When it comes to building professional websites, Dreamweaver CS4 is capable of doing more than any other web design program -- including previous versions of Dreamweaver. But the software's sophisticated features aren't simple. Dreamweaver CS4: The Missing Manual will help you master this program quickly, so you can bring stunning, interactive websites to life. Under the expert guidance of bestselling author and teacher David McFarland, you'll learn how to build professional-looking websites quickly and painlessly. McFarland has loaded the book with over 150 pages of hands-on tutorials to help you create database-enabled PHP pages, use Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) for cutting-edge design, add XML-based news feeds, include dynamic effects with JavaScript and AJAX, and more. This witty and objective book offers jargon-free language and clear descriptions that will help you: Learn how to control the appearance of your web pages with CSS, from the basics to advanced techniques Design dynamic database-driven websites, from blogs to product catalogs, and from shopping carts to newsletter signup forms Add interactivity to your website with ready-to-use JavaScript programs from Adobe's Spry Framework Effortlessly control the many helper files that power your website and manage thousands of pages Examine web-page components and Dreamweaver's capabilities with the book's "live examples" Perfect for beginners who need step-by-step guidance, and for longtime Dreamweaver designers who need a handy reference to the new version, this thoroughly updated edition of our bestselling Missing Manual is your complete guide to designing, organizing, building, and deploying websites. It's the ultimate atlas for Dreamweaver CS4.

HTML, CSS & JavaScript Web Publishing in One Hour a Day, Sams Teach Yourself

By Laura Lemay,Rafe Colburn,Jennifer Kyrnin
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Sams Publishing
  • Isbn : 0133132382
  • Pages : 768
  • Category : Computers
  • Reads : 369
  • File Pdf: html-css-javascript-web-publishing-in-one-hour-a-day-sams-teach-yourself.pdf

Book Summary:

Thoroughly revised and updated with examples rewritten to conform to HTML5, CSS3, and contemporary web development practices, this easy-to-understand, step-by-step tutorial helps you quickly master the basics of HTML and CSS before moving on to more advanced topics such as graphics, video, and interactivity with JavaScript and jQuery. In just one hour a day, you’ll learn the skills you need to design, create, and maintain a professional-looking website. No previous experience required. By following each short, one-hour lesson in this book, anyone can learn the basics of web development. Learn at your own pace. You can work through each lesson sequentially to make sure you thoroughly understand all the concepts and methodologies, or you can focus on specific lessons to learn the techniques that interest you most. Test your knowledge. Each lesson ends with a Workshop section filled with questions, answers, and exercises for further study. Learn how to... Fully implement the HTML5 and CSS3 standards Work with text and create links Add images and graphics to your page Use CSS to style a site and position elements on a page Structure a page with HTML5 Use responsive web design to make your pages look good on different-sized screens Use JavaScript to add dynamic elements and interactivity on your pages Leverage jQuery to add JavaScript features to your pages Design for the mobile web Get your site online and let people know it’s there Optimize your site for search engines Contents at a Glance PART I: Getting Started 1 What Is Web Publishing 2 Getting Your Tools in Order 3 Introducing HTML and CSS PART II: Creating Web Pages 4 Learning the Basics of HTML 5 Organizing Information with Lists 6 Working with Links PART III: Doing More with HTML and CSS 7 Formatting Text with HTML and CSS 8 Using CSS to Style a Site 9 Using Images on Your Web Pages 10 Building Tables 11 Using CSS to Position Elements on a Page 12 Designing Forms 13 Structuring a Page with HTML5 14 Integrating Multimedia: Video and Sound 15 Advanced CSS: Page Layout in CSS 16 Using Responsive Web Design PART IV: Using JavaScript and jQuery 17 Introducing JavaScript 18 Using jQuery 19 Using JavaScript in Your Pages 20 Working with Frames and Linked Windows PART V: Designing for Everyone 21 Designing for the Mobile Web 22 Designing for User Experience PART VI: Going Live on the Web 23 How to Publish Your Site 24 Taking Advantage of the Server 25 Search Engines and SEO

iMovie 09 and iDVD for Mac OS X

By Jeff Carlson
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Peachpit Press
  • Isbn : 9780321648471
  • Pages : 272
  • Category : Computers
  • Reads : 124
  • File Pdf: imovie-09-and-idvd-for-mac-os-x.pdf

Book Summary:

Visual QuickStart Guide–the quick and easy way to le arn! This full-color, amply illustrated, accessible book teaches readers the essential skills necessary for creating compelling movies with iMovie '09 and iDVD, Apple's consumer-friendly digital movie and DVD-burning software applications. Readers can follow the step-by-step instructions from the beginning to get a tour of the applications or look up specific tasks to learn just what they need to know. Longtime Macintosh and technology writer Jeff Carlson takes extra steps to ensure that readers understand all of the key aspects of digital movie making. Easy visual approach uses pictures to guide you through iMovie '09 and iDVD (and how they interact with the other iLife ’09 applications) and show you what to do. Concise steps and explanations let you get up and running in no time. Page for page, the best content and value around.

Fading Out Black and White

By Lisa Simone Kingstone
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Isbn : 1786602563
  • Pages : 224
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 127
  • File Pdf: fading-out-black-and-white.pdf

Book Summary:

This insightful provocative glimpse at identity formation in the US reviews the new frontier of race and looks back at the archaism of the one-drop rule that is unique to America.

Damage Incorporated

By Glenn Pillsbury
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1136091149
  • Pages : 272
  • Category : Music
  • Reads : 480
  • File Pdf: damage-incorporated.pdf

Book Summary:

"Damage Incorporated" is the first book about the legendary heavy metal band Metallica that provides a detailed exploration of the group’s music and its place within the wider popular music landscape. Written with a broad readership in mind, it offers an interdisciplinary study that incorporates a range of topics which intersect with the band’s music and cultural influence. For students of popular culture, mass media, and music, "Damage Incorporated" will be necessary reading, and sets a new standard for the study and exploration of metal within the field of popular music studies.