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Windows Phone 7 XNA Cookbook by Zheng Yang

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Creating a 3D model-based menu

Text- or image-based menus are very common in games. As you know, they are both in 2D, but sometimes you want some exceptional effects for menus in 3D, such as rotating. 3D menus render the model as a menu item for any 3D transformation. They offer a way to implement your own innovative menu presentation in 3D. This recipe will specify the interesting technique in Windows Phone 7.

Getting ready

Programming the 3D model-based menu is an amazing adventure. You can use the 3D model rendering and transformation techniques to control the menu items and control the camera at different positions, getting closer or looking like a bird. As a demo, the model menu item of menu will pop up when selected. I hope this recipe will ...

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