Though coding and animation go hand-in-hand as one is incomplete without the other, we wish if they could the share the same jargon as well. But that’s not the case at all and that’s a big hurdle to cross. Even if you’re a good animator, you need a coder to help you carry your animations to the right platform. Otherwise, they’re goods ready to be delivered but the ship never arrives. But the vice-versa is also true. So coding can help you build the backbone of an app but the final execution will be done by your counterpart. So wouldn’t it have been amazing if we could bridge this gap and let them survive on their own? If you think the same, then get aboard because we’re about to sail!
I’m talking about the latest Mac app called QuartzCode that has been developed by Wan Lutfi Wan MD Hatta. The app is compatible with OS X 10.9 or any later version of the OS.
QuartzCode is an easy to use and implement animation tool which lets you easily design and iterate your animations within seconds. The drag and drop interface allows you to pick any tool from the left bar menu and what’s more interesting is that you can see all the changes being executed instantaneously. So while you know what you want, you also know what you’ve got. You can pick just any shape or part and start building over it. You don’t have to always start from the scratch. Then tools like replicator and editor add to further convenience on part of the designer.
With QuartzCode, you have control every minute detail of your animation. With different styles of colour strokes and the amount of opacity for a particular layer mixed with effects like shadow, you’re going to create some stunning masterpieces. With more than 25 animation properties that you can use all in one single animation applying to different sets and layers of your drawings while customizing individual attributes as per your requirements, you’re in to have a great learning experience. In fact you’re naïve in animation, this is the perfect tool to start off and be able to create some really good animations on a cost-effective budget.
After you’re done with the animation part, now it’s time to export your animation to objective c or swift code which you can readily place inside your iOS/iOSX project. So what this app does is joins the point of completion of animation and beginning of your iOSX project; the unnecessary gap in-between has been omitted now and forever.
So overall, QuartzCode is a smart-solution that’s even smarter than the minds of all the animators across the world that are being benefitted from this app. It bridges the gap between animation and coding seamlessly and you couldn’t have asked for more.
The app is available for $89.99 in the Mac App Store.
Pros: export animation to objective c or swift code directly; 25 animatable properties; user friendly drag & drop interface.
I will give this app 4.5 out of 5 stars.
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