Silverlight Glass Effects

You can view multiple glass effects by using Microsoft’s Silverlight plug-in.

Silverlight, a cross-platform, cross-browser plug-in from Microsoft, enables you to create enhanced media experiences and rich interactive applications (RIA) on the Web. Silverlight creates high-quality streaming video and advanced graphics. Working with external imaging tools and Silverlight’s own project options, you can create a variety of glass effects, with detailed tutorials available online for each effect.

Silverlight Broken Glass Effect

You can apply the look of broken glass to any image in Silverlight. By adding a “broken glass” brush (custom created or using a brush set) effect from any imaging program to a Silverlight file, you can blend multiple images for the look of shattered glass. Once created, you can edit the broken glass effect for various results.

Magnifying Glass Effect

Working with any image file, you can create a magnifying glass effect which zooms in on a chosen part of the image when it is selected, creating an elliptical magnified area. With two versions of the image available, you can scale and transform the elements and incorporate a series of mouse behaviors to create the look of a magnifying glass which enlarges selected parts of an image.

Wet Effect on Glass

You can import images created with other kinds of imaging software into Silverlight for additional editing. To recreate the look of text written by a fingertip on a frosty windowpane, you can import an image of wet glass and produce the appearance of writing on wet glass by combining layering and text tools.

Glass Orb Effect

With a combination of ellipses and gradients on multiple layers, you can create the look of a three-dimensional glass orb in a variety of colors. You can create glass buttons or add a frosted look when implementing this effect.

READ  Use Direct3d