I am trying to create a splash screen like the example I've provded.
It seems that AnchorPane does not allow transparent background, I've tried setting the css of the
-fx-background-color: rgba(255,0,255,0.1) ;
JavaFX does offer the Preloader interface for smooth transfer from splash to application, but the above samples don't make use of it.
The splash samples above also don't do the transparent effect, but this dialog sample shows you how to do that and you can combine it with the previous splash samples to get the effect you want.
The transparent effect is created by:
Which is all demonstrated in Sergey's sample.
Update Apr 2016 based on additional questions
the preloader image isnt in the foreground. I have tried stage.toFront(), but doesnt help.