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    Mar 19, 2007
    Torrance, CA
    Mac mini w/ 2.33GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 2GB 667Mhz DDR2 SDRAM
    Leopard & Core Animation
    Hiya folks

    Just found this article over at Wired. It's about the use of what is called "Core Animation" in Leopard. What do y'all think?

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    Jan 14, 2005
    St. Gallen, Switzerland
    iMac Core i5, iPad, iPhone 4
    Technically these animations are already possible and available today.

    What core animation essentially is, is a set of widgets (not the dashboard kind, the programmer's kind) and functions and objects that automate common animations processes for the developer.

    As shown at WWDC 2006, if a developer wants to move a little image from left to right, till now he would have to write an animation program that takes the image and moves it from left to right.

    Now you only have to tell Mac OS X the starting point and ending point and a few "stops on the way" called keyframes, and OS X does the work for you.

    One advantage is that there will be one interoperable, unified animation acrhitecture, and every developer can and will use it instead of developing their own.
    This way, software companies save huge amounts of time, money and fancy Mac apps will roll out faster and special effects will have less possibility of failure, because the animation is managed by OS X, not the App, which may have bugs. (Not that Core Animation will be bug free for sure, but it's just one source of potential trouble and can thus be fixed quickly.)
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    Member Since
    Apr 19, 2007
    20" iMac Core 2 Duo 2.16Ghz, 500GB HDD, 1GB RAM, 128MB ATI Radeon X1600
    im hoping that you will just be able to screw around with this for fun. haha.

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    Jun 07, 2007
    1.42 G4, 256 DDR 333, 80GB H.D.D. Radeon 9200, Mac Mini (first generation)
    This looks really fun and cool, I can't wait for Leopard!
    Thanks for the link to the article

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