Core Animation Episode 6: Adding Reflections and 3D Transformations

Posted in Companies, Operating Systems, Graphics, Mobile on September 07, 2008


Core Animation Episode 6: Adding Reflections and 3D Transformations

In this final episode, we’ll finish up the Cover Flow application by adding reflections to each of the photos and apply 3D transformations to the side photos. You’ll learn how to:

  • add images and their masks to a reflection layer
  • use Quartz drawing functions to create gradients for reflection masks
  • rework the layout manager to properly handle 3D transformations
  • apply 3D transformations and blur effects to images
  • use a sublayer transformation to apply perspective transformations to the layer

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Tags: Apple, OS, MacOS, Design, Objective-C, 3D, Cocoa, API, animation, The Pragmatic Programmers, Core Animation, Cover Flow, GUI, Xcode