Boomcore is a cross platform toolkit for the creation of animated and interactive content for digital publication.
It utilises Abode Flash, a complete animation package which allows for quick and easy layout of graphics, animation and sound. Boomcore is able to take content created in Adobe Flash and run it across many different platforms including iOS, Android, OSX, Linux and Windows. This means you only have to create your content once and it will run on any device. Download information pack (pdf).
How does it work?
Boomcore loads Flash content and renders it using OpenGL allowing for hardware-accelerated rendering of 2D and 3D graphics. Using OpenGL also means it is cross-platform and will render the flash content across different devices from iOS to Android.
Boomcore is built using openFrameworks, a powerful open source C++ toolkit for creative coding. It stands at the middle ground of openFrameworks and Adobe Flash and benefits from the development and success of both these great technologies.
Flash content can now be integrated into Augmented Reality apps. Animations created in Flash can be perfectly mapped to AR markers. We’ve already made some Augmented Reality tees and currently working on a AR graphic novel.
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