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Beginners Tutorial: Basic Touch And Animation

Many put off using basic core animation and uikit as a way of making games almost by default. The fact of the matter is that core animation is probably the easiest way to create a game on iOS. With a more complicated game you will run into performance issues,  but for many games it works […]

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Awesome Fun Music-Synced Animation With Video And Code

Found this great tutorial on creating a music synced animation.  The dancing effect is created by using a sound meter, and adjusting the size of the animation based on the sound level.  The end result looks terrific. Check out the video: The author was able to create this effect by using the open source Cocos2D […]

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Animating A Game Sprite In Cocoa Touch

Something that can be very easily done using Cocoa Touch is animation.  This is a brief programming tutorial showing how it’s done. The easiest way to do animation in Cocoa Touch is using the animationImages property from a view. It’s a simple 3 step process. 1. Set animation images to an array containing your UIImages […]

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Programming Spinning, Scaling Images & Buttons: Code Snippet

A few days ago I posted a code snippet of a couple of methods that allowed you to fade a view in and out.  What I didn’t expect was a number of positive messages on youtube, but it made me realize that transforms and animations of UIViews are something that many probably haven’t played around […]

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Code Snippet: Easy fading iPhone buttons, images, views

I was asked by a friend working on their first iPhone app if I could show them how to fade buttons to provide the user with visual feedback.  So I came up with this quick iPhone development tutorial using some source code that is actually from the second app that we I will be showing […]