Images and Video's in Programming?

Discussion in 'iOS Programming' started by Guerndt, Apr 23, 2010.

  1. Guerndt macrumors newbie

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    Ok i am new to programming in objective C, i just had one quick question. I am currently Bidding and waiting to get my Mac so i can use the SDK kit. During this time i was wondering if i could start building my program. My idea has some animation and images. I was wondering what kind of files do i need to be compatible with iphones and the toolkit? I'm pretty sure i read somewhere that flash does not work. I have very simple video's that involve stick figures i would like to make and need to know what kind of formats i need to be compatible with my program. Any help would be appreciated.

    Thank you,
    Guerndt
     
  2. tw002 macrumors newbie

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    Apple's list of supported image formats:

    Tagged Image File Format (TIFF)
    .tiff, .tif
    Joint Photographic Experts Group (JPEG)
    .jpg, .jpeg
    Graphic Interchange Format (GIF)
    .gif
    Portable Network Graphic (PNG)
    .png
    Windows Bitmap Format (DIB)
    .bmp, .BMPf
    Windows Icon Format
    .ico
    Windows Cursor
    .cur
    XWindow bitmap
    .xbm



    No, the iPhone does not support flash. The standard for video is H.264 and 640x480 resolution. iSquint is a useful tool for converting to this format, not sure what the windows equivalent would be.

    http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/19769/isquint
     
  3. Guerndt thread starter macrumors newbie

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    What Program would you recommend for making small animations that is very simple to use for stick figure animation that would work on the iPhone the only real animation progam I have used it flash
     
  4. tw002 macrumors newbie

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    I'd recommend Pencil - http://pencil-animation.org/

    Running on OS X you can export directly to quicktime, or export as a series of image frames.
     

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