2008 04 01Core Animation Starfield
It looks better when moving ! :)
After learning that core animation doesn't like a root layer with a perspective transform, this sample sets up the perspective transform on a container layer, and stores the
CATextLayer layers there. Works pretty well this time !
preferredFrameSize to set the
CATextLayer bounds, animates
CAKeyframeAnimation to get a smooth transition from invisible, visible, invisible.
As we're going 3d, we don't work with (x,y) beetween ([0…frame width], [0 … frame height]) but with centered coordinates : [-width…width, -height…height]. This means our container layer needs to be centered in the view, or the 3d objects will appear to spring from the bottom left corner.
- hit testing a layer doesn't work reliably.
- the main layer is manually centered. Couldn't wrap my head around constraints.
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Woops ! Maybe I should have Bloom disabled by default. But it's so much prettier ... :)
Very nice example ! Thanks a lot. Apple should provide that as sample code for CATextLayer.
awesome,I'm learning your code
Runs like a dog on Macbook (1st gen) until you turn bloom filter off. Then runs really smoothly.