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Sams Teach Yourself WPF in 24 Hours by Christopher Bennage, Rob Eisenberg

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Appendix B. 3D Tutorial Using ZAM 3D

3D is one of the really cool features of WPF. It’s something that we all get very excited about. Unlike most of the other features in WPF, though, learning how to make use of 3D can be somewhat challenging. In the 3D world, you will encounter terms and concepts that are likely to be unfamiliar to many developers. Things like diffusion, materials, meshes, normals, field of view, and orthographic project.

Even so, you can do a lot given the proper tools. One such tool is ZAM 3D from Electric Rain. Although everything that we produce in this tutorial could be written by hand directly in XAML, we have found that it is very impractical. (This is coming from someone who often prefers to hand write XAML.)

Unfortunately, ...

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