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Posted by: host 1/6/2012 1:24 PM


UPDATE 1/16/11: Physamajig has been selected as a finalist in the Windows 8 First Apps Contest!

I am not one to shy away from programming contests. So with the announcement of the Windows 8 First Apps Contest, I wanted to try and do something fun and at the same time refine my Physics Helper XAML project.

What I came up with is "Physamajig" - a Metro style app that allows you to interactively create physics simulations in Windows 8!

Physamajig is similar to a WP7 app I created called "Paint to Life" - but it takes things much further by including many new tools, joints, physics properties, file options, and more! And I have to say that the Windows 8 Metro version of this app looks much more slick than the WP7 version.

The app comes with several sample creations pre-installed, and one of the next features I am working on is a web service so that users can share their creations online.

There are definitely some gotchas with working with the Developer Preview bits for Windows 8, but for such an early release it is quite productive really. I found the Community Forums quite helpful when I hit issues, if nothing else to know that I was not alone :) 

If you're building any apps for the Windows 8 Contest, I'd be happy to know more about them - please share!

 

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Re: "Physamajig" for Windows 8    By Anonymous on 1/6/2012 1:54 PM
Sweet!

Re: "Physamajig" for Windows 8    By Anonymous on 1/6/2012 3:48 PM
Love it!

Re: "Physamajig" for Windows 8    By Anonymous on 1/6/2012 3:54 PM
is this xaml/c# or xaml/C++

Re: "Physamajig" for Windows 8    By Anonymous on 1/6/2012 4:05 PM
Wow I love it! Great job! Did you use 3rd part engine or write your own for the physics?

Re: "Physamajig" for Windows 8    By Anonymous on 1/6/2012 4:20 PM
The project is C#/XAML using the Farseer Physics Engine. See my previous posts on "Physics Helper XAML" for more details on the wrapper I made for this.
-Andy

Re: "Physamajig" for Windows 8    By Anonymous on 1/6/2012 4:46 PM
Awesome, great job Andy! :)
Davide Zordan

Re: "Physamajig" for Windows 8    By Anonymous on 1/7/2012 5:10 PM
Cooooooool!

Re: "Physamajig" for Windows 8    By Anonymous on 1/9/2012 2:31 AM
I just submitted "air soccer" (port of wp7 air soccer tour game)... just had 2 weeks - so ported basic stuff, not too happy with the end result... one hell of a ride working with alpha stuff... I intermittently got "FatalExecutionEngine" CLR error - crash without any trace... images wont display for no reason... headachesss.. :) - physics helper XAML is nice.. by the way why do you have timestep fixed to 20 msecs in your library? I switched it to dynamic using stopwatch.

Re: "Physamajig" for Windows 8    By Anonymous on 1/11/2012 11:48 AM
Awesome project great design idea
-Oscar Agreda

Re: "Physamajig" for Windows 8    By Anonymous on 1/13/2012 9:10 AM
Could you release your "Paint To Life" worldwide on all marketplaces, it looks so cool! Please :)

Re: "Physamajig" for Windows 8    By Anonymous on 1/15/2012 2:12 AM
Did your app make it through to the next round of windows 8 contest?

@danglingneuron
danglingneuron.wordpress.com

Re: "Physamajig" for Windows 8    By Anonymous on 1/15/2012 12:24 PM
I haven't heard any news yet and it's the final day of judging (1/15) :( so probably didn't make it.

There a couple of other folks asking around here -

http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/windowsdeveloperpreviewgeneral/thread/bf31f74f-7a50-46bc-b2fa-df537040bbe6?prof=required

Re: "Physamajig" for Windows 8    By Anonymous on 1/15/2012 2:41 PM
They follow pst time which means its saturday and sunday by then
so basically we might see results on feb 16

Re: "Physamajig" for Windows 8    By Anonymous on 1/16/2012 12:34 PM
Any news on contest?

Re: "Physamajig" for Windows 8    By Anonymous on 2/19/2012 2:47 PM
Asolutely awesome

Re: "Physamajig" for Windows 8    By Anonymous on 2/27/2012 10:28 AM
Very cool Andy!

Re: "Physamajig" for Windows 8    By Anonymous on 3/7/2012 12:57 AM
Coolest I have ever seen on Win8..

Re: "Physamajig" for Windows 8    By Anonymous on 3/18/2012 6:41 PM
GREAT ANDY, WHAT IS IT?

Re: "Physamajig" for Windows 8    By Anonymous on 4/10/2012 5:38 PM
CHUPENME LA PIJAAAAA Y A S PADRE Y COJNA A SU MADRE TODOS

Re: "Physamajig" for Windows 8    By Anonymous on 4/10/2012 5:39 PM
OMG

Re: "Physamajig" for Windows 8    By Anonymous on 5/19/2012 6:54 AM
too good, now I have reason to make one ..using FP.

Re: "Physamajig" for Windows 8    By Anonymous on 5/21/2012 10:56 AM
,lll

Re: "Physamajig" for Windows 8    By Anonymous on 6/2/2012 4:24 AM
Mad Cannon just begs to be sued by Rovio! It's Angry Birds, only slightly more sane because you shoot cannonballs rather than suicidal birdies!

Re: "Physamajig" for Windows 8    By Anonymous on 6/5/2012 3:10 AM
Should have one for windws 7

Re: "Physamajig" for Windows 8    By Anonymous on 8/15/2012 10:21 AM
Would it be possible to port it to Windows 7? I have made a cool platformer and stuff, but then I had to delete Windows 8 because it made Windows 7 BSoD.

Re: "Physamajig" for Windows 8    By Anonymous on 2/12/2013 2:19 AM
Congrats Andy :)

Re: "Physamajig" for Windows 8    By Anonymous on 5/12/2013 12:25 PM
Absolutely amazing! Where could I also find version for Window-7??


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