Jasper Potts a developer on JFX controls and graphics has created a JavaFX Spline Editor for helping you calculate the numbers to pass to javafx.animation.Interpolator.SPLINE(...) to create all kinds of cool kinds of animation.
Widget FX, an open source desktop widget system written entirely in JavaFX has just hit it's 1.0 release. This release includes full support for JavaFX 1.0 and has a brand new dock theme. WidgetFX is one of the first open source projects to be built on top of JavaFX. It ships with a clock, photo viewer, and RSS reader, though more widgets are on the way. For the full feature list check out Stephen Chin's blog entry on the release and the the main WidgetFX.org website.
Every few days I'll be highlighting a JavaFX sample from our samples gallery. Today I want to highlight the path animation sample written by Peter Zhelezniakov. This sample shows how to animate shapes along an arbitrary path. You can find this sample and description here. As shown in the graphic on the left, the sample creates a vector path of an arbitrary racetrack and animates an object along that track. The sample has two "scenarios" that the user can switch between: a car...
JavaFX.com is now translated in Simplified Chinese. The link is http://developers.sun.com.cn/javafx/. Thanks to our Sun Developer Network team in China who did such a good job at translating the site in a short time.
Vaibhav has posted a couple of great posts that explain the designer-developer workflow enabled by the JavaFX Production Suite. Links to Vaibhav's posts are http://blogs.sun.com/vaibhav/entry/designer_developer_javafx http://blogs.sun.com/vaibhav/entry/javafx_production_suite_example
JavaFX has been out for a couple of weeks now and the response has been great. Clearly there are bugs to work on and features to add, but the core is powerful and ready to go. One feature I've gotten lots of requests for is the ability to mix Swing with JavaFX code and graphics. The JavaFX samples page has an example of how to embed an existing Swing component or panel in your JavaFX application. However, we don't have an example of how to do the reverse: embed a JavaFX scene...
The JavaFX Script Language tutorial is now available in Russian at http://developers.sun.ru/documents/javafx/FXTutorials/. The GUI tutorial is supposed to be translated by the end of December. Stay tuned for more docs in Russian.