Hello World Web Page with Silverlight via Blend2 RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,
    I am a C# ASP.NET developer (Ex. Visual Effects Artist / Compositor for Film and TV) and I'm trying to come to grips with Blend2 and Silverlight, and how I can start using it with VS08.

    I'd like to do a basic Hello World, A-Z test run with Blend2, Silverlight and VS 08.

    My goal is to:

    1) Create a Blend2 Project / Animation (a basic dissolve between 3 images for a page header).
    2) Set the Blend2 Animation to loop.
    3) Compile the Blend2 app. (.xap, .dll ???)
    4) Embed the Blend2 Animation / App. into an existing Web Site / Project. (VS 08)

    I have created the Blend2 Silverlight Project.
    I have created the Image Dissolve animation but I can't figure out how to loop it back to the beginning. (Is there a manual on this app??? Oh yeah, I remember... MS is notorious for release products without supporting documentation)
    I have saved the Blend2 Project in a sub directory of my VS 08 Website.

    Question - How do I compile or configure everything in Blend2 and VS08 to run this animation?

    I'm having a difficult time finding a walkthrough, Video, Book or anything specific to this type of scenario, which I believe would be a common development task for Silvertlight and Blend2.

    Can someone point me to some info?


    Robert Vignato
    Thursday, August 7, 2008 7:13 PM