what to use to animate for iphone

Discussion in 'iOS Programming' started by chris7777, Jan 5, 2010.

  1. chris7777 macrumors 6502

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    We are working on an iphone motion comic.

    I am trying to figure out what we need to use to do the actual animation, and or play rewind select buttons.

    But I am mostly concerned with the animation process itself.

    I know flash cs3, but have not tried much else. And I am not sure what will work for the iphone os.

    What should I be using to animate comic images me and my partner will be illustrating?

    it will be a 2d animatic so unless it would be cheaper, or easier, no big need for 3d. Especially since thats not the art style.
    sound would be nice as well.

    Thanks
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  2. KoolStar macrumors demi-god

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    There is no way to use current flash on the iPhone.
     
  3. chris7777 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    What are apps like games and stuff currently using, or for that matter those with video.

    any suggestions to point me in the right direction would be appreciated

    thanks
     
  4. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Games will be using hand-coded OpenGL renders or middle-ware that takes some of the pain out. Video can be played as long as it's a format the iPhone OS understands. Basically H.264...
     
  5. dejo Moderator

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    Look into Core Animation.
     
  6. chris7777 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks, now I don't know whether or not to laugh or cry, lol

    thats the first I have heard of it.

    I knew there was something, I just didn't turn up much when I searched it.

    I really wish the macbook pro announcement were here sooner than later.

    I would just get a refurbished 13 mbp and be done with it, if I weren't concerned I would be all ready to punch it, if they just happened to put an arrandale in one, I know its not likely but I just hate to take the plunge so close to an announcement, Hopefully my piece of junk compaq will make it until then.
     
  7. PhoneyDeveloper macrumors 68030

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    Is your book essentially a movie or a series of short movies or does it have interaction?
     
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  9. chris7777 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    essentially

    flat 2d artwork animated with sound.

    not sure on interaction just depends on the difficulty of making it.
     
  10. chris7777 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I am,
    I just basically would like to get it out asap, and am not sure which would be faster, waiting on cs5, or learning the alternatives.

    Iam also a little concerned with apple on whether or not they will throw a monkey wrench into it , like they did with palm pre, I know they aren't the same thing, but I haven't seen anything stating that apple has approved or even blessed adobe with being able to do this through flash rather than what apple has offered.

    I may be concerned for nothing, but I don't want to hang my hopes on flash only to have apple bring the hammer down and ban flash built aps either.
     
  11. dejo Moderator

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    There are already apps available on the App Store, including a South Park one, that use this approach.
     

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