02-04-2011 10:30 PM
So, I'm still working on my Swipe Down function, and I've been reading about tweening. I stumbled on GreenSock. What do you guys think of the TweenLite? You can sample it here, check out some of the bounce features? They also have a TweenNano.
While this isn't the "native" style menu, it's still kinda "spicey", and might just be overkill for the simple nav menu.
02-05-2011 03:09 AM - edited 02-05-2011 12:32 PM
So, I'm still working on my Swipe Down function...
I just posted an in-depth article on SWIPE_DOWN and SWIPE_START with an implementation of both, in case you're interested. It turns out the latter one is somewhat more complicated than it appears at first blush (but in a follow-up I suggested a way to simplify things).
04-17-2011 12:07 PM
Please see my post in the SWIPE_DOWN thread for a warning to anyone who used the SWIPE_START functionality instead of SWIPE_DOWN.
04-17-2011 12:23 PM - edited 04-17-2011 12:23 PM
I had briefly looked into tweening and notice that someone had mentioned those particular tweeners. The problem I had with those is that they're free to use if you're giving your away your app, however if you plan on selling your app then you'll have to buy a license from GreenSock which may or may not be worth it for you.
Again i haven't played around with tweening much yet but I plan to so it may be worth the money.
04-17-2011 12:30 PM
04-17-2011 11:14 PM
I'm using the greensock libraries extensively in my PlayBook app. And yeah, I paid for the commercial license (about $100, if I remember correctly) since my app isn't free.
Totally worth it to me.
04-18-2011 01:41 AM
The Greensock Libraries are the best. When I start creating non free apps, I cannot wait to pay them 100 dollars for a commercial licence. They are that good. My App, Disctract, uses it extensively, Tweening 50 loaders around the stage never looked so good! It actully sounds like a marketing ploy, but i am not, i just really dig using Greensock!
04-18-2011 03:14 AM - edited 04-18-2011 03:27 AM
Jack Doyle's TweenLite is great, but i'm not really a fan of the licensing fees if you're selling your app. i realize there is a bit of hypocrisy in my statement, but at the same time i'm not selling my app for $150/year, nor do i plan on making enought with app sales to justify the cost of a tweening library.
if you can afford it, i say go for it. you certainly will not be disappointed. however, in my opinion, Tweener is a free alternative that is just as good.
there are many other free tweening engines as well, like Grant Skinner's gTween.
04-18-2011 03:05 PM
I swear by tweenlite it gives you really nice solid tweens at a fraction of the processing power. If you really get into you can create some really nice looking stuff with it. I've bought a sub to it 3 years straight. I think it's totally worth it, you can take a look at his performance examples to see how much better it processes than native flash tweens or caurina. (Timeline is pretty garbage.)
You can use it without license if your app is free, otherwise you need a license.