Fastest way my - pixel buffer to iPad Display

Discussion in 'iPhone/iPad Programming' started by lloyddean, Aug 16, 2010.

  1. macrumors 6502a

    In section 5.2.3. "Writing to the Screen Surface" of the O'Reilly title "iPhone Open Application Development" they briefly show how to use the, now non existing, CoreSurface to move ones own render buffer to the iPhones framebuffer.

    The CoreSurface no longer exists in the iPhone SDK, and never existed for any SDK that ran on the iPad. The replacement looks to eventually be IOSurface but the IOSurface framework is currently private and shouldn't be used if product expects to be accepted in the App store so that's out.

    What are my current options in order to get my render buffer to the display as quick as possible?

    Anyone point me at some "working" example code using something in the currently available SDK for iPad.

  2. macrumors 68030


    LayerKit was renamed to Core Animation just before release.
  3. macrumors 6502a

    So it's OpenGL ES dual texture mapped triangles then?
  4. macrumors 603

    Last I searched around on this issue, the fast public API non-OpenGL path was to create a CGImage from a (double-buffered) CGBitmapContext, then assigning that image to a CALayer that's already part of the UIView.
  5. macrumors 6502a

    Any examples thats you're aware of and will this allow for reasonable animation speed?

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