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Core Animation: Simplified Animation Techniques for Mac and IPhone Development

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Apple's Core Animation framework enables Mac OS X, iPhone, and iPod touch developers to create richer, more visual applicationsmore easily than ever and with far less code. Now, there's a comprehensive, example-rich, full-color reference to Core Animation for experienced OS X and iPhone developers who want to make the most of this powerful framework. Marcus Zarra and Matt Long reveal exactly what Core Animation can and can't do, how to use it most effectivelyand how to avoid misusing it. Building on your existing knowledge of Objective-C, Cocoa, and Xcode, they present expert techniques, insights, and downloadable code for all aspects of Core Animation programming, from keyframing to movie playback. Zarra and Long thoroughly review similarities and differences between Core Animation on the Mac and iPhone, helping you write code that can easily move between platforms. They also present a full chapter of innovative techniques and proven "rules of thumb" for optimizing Core Animation's real-world performance. Coverage includes: Taking full advantage of Core Animation's lightweight layers and views Using keyframes to gain complete control over your animations Creating startling effects with Core Animation transforms Leveraging Core Image's powerful filtering capabilities from within Core Animation Playing QuickTime movies using Core Animation's QTMovieLayer Using the OpenGL layer to achieve greater control over movie playback Integrating advanced Quartz Composer visualizations into your user interfaces How to use helper layers to draw gradients, composite shapes, and replicate sublayers Adding mouse and keyboard user interaction points, and much more...

Product Details

ISBN:
9780321618085
Subtitle:
Simplified Animation Techniques for Mac and IPhone Development
Publisher:
Addison-Wesley
Author:
Long, Matt
Subject:
Operating Systems - Macintosh
Subject:
Computer graphics
Subject:
Computer animation
Subject:
Application program interfaces (Computer soft
Subject:
Operating Systems - General
Subject:
Graphics-Computer Animation
Subject:
Macintosh-OS X Programming
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20091211
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
245

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Computers and Internet » Graphics » Digital Media » Video and Animation
Computers and Internet » Graphics » General
Computers and Internet » Graphics » User Interface
Computers and Internet » Operating Systems » General
Computers and Internet » Software Engineering » General

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