Assets In PaintCode

A couple of weeks ago I was asked to redraw some old icons as the original design file wasn’t available. As they were a simple set of one-colour glyphs, I thought it’d be a perfect opportunity to try out PaintCode for the first time. This Mac app allows you to draw shapes, build up interfaces, or import SVGs and then turn them into code. It can generate Objective-C or Swift and can be used for simple icon sets or complex interfaces. It also allows you build up StyleKits for a project so that colours and common interface controls can be re-used easily. In theory, this should keep app size down and allow you scale graphics from @2x to @3x more easily. I still need to compare the pixel mapping of prepared PNGs against a PaintCode-generated UIImageView but overall I’m really impressed with the app.

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[I’m 35/288 into my year of shots.]

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Posted on Dec 17, 2014

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