Wednesday, 11 July 2012

XCode Text and QC Visualizer

OK, hold the horses.  OpenGL may be a bit of a sledgehammer for this scrolling text nut.  I may have jumped too far out going straight for openGL.  I have no immediate need of 3D graphics.  Once again my enthusiasm to get going meant I didn't necessarily consider all possible solutions and select the best one.  If systems engineering has taught me anything it should be to consider the requirements and many possible solutions before jumping down (often) the wrong leg of the solution trousers.

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Scrolling Text

I've been able to create some pretty cool stuff using Xcode and embedding Quartz Composer compositions within views.  Embedding QC on Xcode allows a standalone application to be created and parameters to be changed through a nice GUI.  I used such an application to drive a large billboard with scrolling text at an event in London recently.