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iOS Core Animation: Advanced Techniques by Nick Lockwood

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8. Explicit Animations

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Charles-Guillaume Étienne

The previous chapter introduced the concept of implicit animations. Implicit animations are a straightforward way to create animated user interfaces on iOS, and they are the mechanism on which UIKit’s own animation methods are based, but they are not a completely general-purpose animation solution. In this chapter, we will look at explicit animations, which allow us to specify custom animations for particular properties or create nonlinear animations, such as a movement along an arbitrary curve.

Property Animations

The first type of explicit animation we will look at is the property animation. Property animations target a single property of a layer ...

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