QuartzCode : Animation Made Easy

by Jun 21, 20150 comments

Genre : Tools
Platform : Mac
Rating : 4.5
Positives : 25 animatable properties, UI, graphics
Negatives : none

Developers nowadays have become much more independent in their working style. Now you may come across various developers without an official degree from a reputed University but are doing big in the industry. It may be because there are far many fields opening up for newcomers and many of them offer a choice to talent rather than a certified proof for that. There are many open source coding platforms where developers can contribute and earn. Moreover, the mobile application markets have boosted up the whole era. A single good application can earn you credits you could never imagine and therefore if you have that idea that can do the trick for you, that’s all you need. But looking at the current trend, there are still some stones unturned. An animation is still incomplete without a coder putting it into an executable format. Don’t you think this is the right time to remove that last support as well?


So here we have this Mac application called QuartzCode that delivers everything we’ve just talked about. The app has been developed by Wan Lutfi Wan MD Hatta and is compatible with OS X 10.9 or any later version of the OS.

With QuartzCode, you can directly turn a drawing or an animation to Objective C or Swift Code. So it saves a lot of headache and the post-production work that consumes a lot of precious time of yours after you’re done with your piece of art. But QuartzCode is not only about saving this “extra-time” but it also succeeds in streamlining the entire process of animation. What seems to be a rather cumbersome and complex procedure at first, QuartzCode deals with in a very systematic and organized manner.


Just like you draw a painting using different markers, colours, pencils of different shades and texture, geometrical shapes for quick replication, etc, QuartzCode creates that same creative space for you illustrated with all the essentials and amenities right at your fingertips. With control over 25 different attributes of an animation, nothing’s out of your reach for customization. Whether it’s about using multiple layers or creating multiple animation states in a single project, QuartzCode has it all. The changes are reflected instantaneously i.e. whatever little change you bring to the animation can be seen in real-time.

QuartzCode is an animation-designing app and therefore graphics are obviously bound to be impressive. Each effect is unique and distinguishable on its own base. Without any lag, the animations are seamless and flow beautifully. We’ve already talked about the interface to be neat and clean with a user-friendly design that accommodates all the features very beautifully in the space available.

So QuartzCode is a good buy-out for animators and developers who can finally afford to complete their entire project on their own.

The app is available for $89.99 in the Mac App Store.

Pros: turn animation directly into Objective C or Swift Code; well organized and intuitive interface; high-end graphics; seamless animations; 25 animatable properties.

Cons: none.

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