February 16, 2015 in OS X Development (E)
[prMac.com] Layton, Utah - Polished Play, LLC today is thrilled to announce the release of Core Animator 1.0, the company's new animation tool for Mac OS X. Currently featured by Apple, Core Animator was specifically developed to help designers, animators, and developers alike bring more creativity and interactivity to their apps. This simple visual tool allows iOS and Mac developers to quickly and easily create animations and export them to native Objective-C or Swift code.
Core Animator allows the user to visually create 2D animations based on properties such as translation, scale, rotation and opacity. Several easing options help to smooth out the animations and give them life. The interaction of all animations can be seen together in a project preview. Finally, native Objective-C or Swift code is generated for use in Xcode and Interface Builder:
* Character rigs
* Tutorial / Instructions
* Animated Focus Points
* UI Elements
* Full Scenes / Books
* Subtle Animated enhancement to any app
* Image Sources
* Z-Order Position
* Ease In
* Ease Out
* Ease In/Out
* Drag an image in with an @2x suffix and we'll generate and manage the duplicate 1x asset for you
* KeyAll option has the ability to "lock down" your animation at a particular time to prevent accidental modifications
* Obj-C or Swift Code
* iOS or OS X code
* Clipping or UnBounded
* Image Management options
* Full Preview Pane of all animations that can run simultaneously to check for conflicts and/or desired behaviors
Sample Projects Included:
* Examples on creating animations along with integration documentation for Xcode projects
"While hand coding rotational values for walk cycles in one of our apps, we decided there must be a better way to create animations that target Apple's Core frameworks," said Heber Sheffield, co-founder of Utah-based Polished Play, LLC. "After a thorough search, we came to the conclusion that there was no proper solution to the problem at hand. The decision was made to create something that would fill this need, both for ourselves, and others that might be looking for a similar tool. If you have, or would like to have, even a single animation in your app, Core Animator will save you time and money."
Every developer's creations will run beautifully using Apple's native frameworks. Every app deserves animation. Now, it's simple to implement. Core Animator gives every devveloper simple visual tools to create stunning animations. They can focus on the best ways to bring their apps to life and Core Animator will take care of the Swift or Obj-C code.
* OS X 10.10 or later
* 64-bit processor
* 3.8 MB
Pricing and Availability:
For a limited time, Core Animator 1.0 is on sale for $79.99 USD (20% Off) and available worldwide through the Mac App Store in the Developer Tools category. A trial version of the tool is available. Promo codes are available upon request. To learn more, please visit Core Animator's official website.
Polished Play was co-founded in 2009 by Heber Sheffield and Lance Harris. The company was created with the goal of providing rich, interactive, native iOS content. They are best known for the animated story theater app: Puppet Pals. Giving their users the ability to express their creativity and imagination has always been a driving force behind Polished Play's creations. All Material and Software (C) Copyright 2015 Polished Play, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, Mac OS X, iPhone iPod, iPad and Macintosh are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.