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iOS Core Animation

Core Animation is the technology underlying Apple’s iOS user interface. By unleashing the full power of Core Animation, you can enhance your app with impressive 2D and 3D visual effects and create exciting and unique new interfaces.

In this in-depth guide, iOS developer Nick Lockwood takes you step-by-step through the Core Animation framework, building up your understanding through sample code and diagrams together with comprehensive explanations and helpful tips. Lockwood demystifies the Core Animation APIs, and teaches you how to make use of

  • Layers and views, software drawing and hardware compositing
  • Layer geometry, hit testing and clipping
  • Layer effects, transforms and 3D interfaces
  • Video playback, text, tiled images, OpenGL, particles and reflections
  • Implicit and explicit animations
  • Property animations, keyframes and transitions
  • Easing, frame-by-frame animation and physics
  • Performance tuning and much, much more!

Table of Contents
Part I: The Layer Beneath
Chapter 1. The Layer Tree
Chapter 2. The Backing Image
Chapter 3. Layer Geometry
Chapter 4. Visual Effects
Chapter 5. Transforms
Chapter 6. Specialized Layers

Part II: Setting Things in Motion
Chapter 7. Implicit Animations
Chapter 8. Explicit Animations
Chapter 9. Layer Time
Chapter 10. Easing
Chapter 11. Timer-Based Animation

Part III: The Performance of a Lifetime
Chapter 12. Tuning for Speed
Chapter 13. Efficient Drawing
Chapter 14. Image IO
Chapter 15. Layer Performance

Book Details

  • Paperback: 356 pages
  • Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional (August 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0133440753
  • ISBN-13: 978-0133440751
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