What you'll learn on the course
Approx. 2 weeks
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In this course, through several sample projects, you’ll learn how to use the canvas; how to make compositions using shapes, images, and text; how to create effects and filters on images and how to create animations.Why Take This Course?
This is a recommended course for the Front-End Web Developer nanodegree, and will help you complete the Frogger project.Prerequisites and Requirements
See the Technology Requirements for using Udacity.What Will I Learn? Projects P3: Classic Arcade Game Clone You will be provided with visual assets and a game loop engine; using these tools you must add a number of entities to the game including the player characters and enemies to recreate the classic arcade game Frogger. Syllabus
You’ll learn how the Canvas 2D API works and how to use it to create interesting applications. Each sample project will expose you to different aspects of HTML5 Canvas that you can use to make your own applications.Lesson 1: HTML5 Canvas Basics
In this lesson, we’ll discuss what the Canvas is, how it affects graphics in the browser and what makes it truly awesome. We’ll make compositions with text and images (e.g. memes) as we learn the API.Lesson 2: From Pixels to Animation
In this lesson, we’ll learn about how images are stored by the Canvas2D context, how to modify them on a pixel level by applying various effects and filters, and how to create animations.