First time with Xcode and the Story Teller iOS Starter Kit 2

First time with Xcode and the Story Teller iOS Starter Kit 2?

If so, let’s get you over that hump in the learning curve as quick as possible. To use the Story Tellers iOS Starter Kit 2, you will need Xcode 7 (which is currently in the last stages of Beta).

If you’re reading this before Sept 9, 2015 (approximately) you need to download it from developer.apple.com/membercenter .

After Sept 9, you can download Xcode 7 from the Mac App Store. If  you use that link prior, the version will be Xcode 6.4 and it will not work with the kit.

Xcode 7 Beta


Next up, unzip the zip file you downloaded from CartoonSmart containing the kit. Open the StoryTellersKit2.xcodeproj . Note: do not rename either the folder or .xcodeproj file. The project name has no effect on the title of the app. You can though rename the parent folder containing both of these files.

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Getting Started Video….

 

This video will show you how to setup your scene, drop in sprites (images), particles, light emitters, and even flip on physics properties, as well as show you how to animate using simple actions that are dropped onto a timeline. Then in the second half, you’ll learn the fundamentals of using the property list to interact with your in-scene elements.


More videos…

Demo Videos

Short Demo of the Map Scene in the Story Tellers iOS Starter Kit 2

Short Demo of the Map Scene in the Story Tellers iOS Starter Kit 2

Video of Two New Demo Puzzles in the Story Tellers iOS Starter Kit 2

Video of Two New Demo Puzzles in the Story Tellers iOS Starter Kit 2

Coloring Page Demo and Setup Guide using the Story Tellers iOS Starter Kit 2

Coloring Page Demo and Setup Guide using the Story Tellers iOS Starter Kit 2

Gumball Machine Demo using the Story Tellers iOS Starter Kit 2

Gumball Machine Demo using the Story Tellers iOS Starter Kit 2

First Look at the Demo Project and Physics in the Story Tellers Kit 2

First Look at the Demo Project and Physics in the Story Tellers Kit 2

Step by Step Guides

So it’s your first time with Xcode and the Story Tellers iOS Starter Kit 2…. Now what?

So it’s your first time with Xcode and the Story Tellers iOS Starter Kit 2…. Now what?

Saving the Reader’s Name (or any input text) in the Story Teller’s iOS Starter Kit 2

Saving the Reader’s Name (or any input text) in the Story Teller’s iOS Starter Kit 2

How to Make a Physics Game like Angry Birds with the Story Tellers iOS / tvOS Starter Kit 2

How to Make a Physics Game like Angry Birds with the Story Tellers iOS / tvOS Starter Kit 2

Adding video to a Page in the Story Tellers iOS Starter Kit 2

Adding video to a Page in the Story Tellers iOS Starter Kit 2

Pick Images from the Camera Roll and Mask them for an iOS Childrens Book App

Pick Images from the Camera Roll and Mask them for an iOS Childrens Book App

Adding Lights and Rotating the Camera in the Space Page in the Story Tellers iOS Starter Kit 2

Adding Lights and Rotating the Camera in the Space Page in the Story Tellers iOS Starter Kit 2

Unlocking / Locking Pages with the Story Tellers iOS Starter Kit 2

Unlocking / Locking Pages with the Story Tellers iOS Starter Kit 2

Text-to-Speech Options and Adding a Language Preference Menu to your iOS Story Book App

Text-to-Speech Options and Adding a Language Preference Menu to your iOS Story Book App

Refining Thumbnail Menus with Separate Open and Close Buttons  (Map demo part 3 of 3)

Refining Thumbnail Menus with Separate Open and Close Buttons (Map demo part 3 of 3)

Collecting / Saving Inventory Items  (Map demo part 2 of 3)

Collecting / Saving Inventory Items (Map demo part 2 of 3)

Changing/Saving Characters and Following Paths (Map demo part 1 of 3)

Changing/Saving Characters and Following Paths (Map demo part 1 of 3)

Make a Stackable Physics-Based Puzzle or Game in the Story Tellers iOS Starter Kit 2

Make a Stackable Physics-Based Puzzle or Game in the Story Tellers iOS Starter Kit 2

Video Guide to Making a Traditional Puzzle in the Story Tellers iOS Starter Kit 2

Video Guide to Making a Traditional Puzzle in the Story Tellers iOS Starter Kit 2

A Short Video about Parenting in the Story Tellers iOS Starter Kit 2

A Short Video about Parenting in the Story Tellers iOS Starter Kit 2

Adding a Scrollable Menu to Jump to Pages in the Story Tellers iOS Starter Kit 2

Adding a Scrollable Menu to Jump to Pages in the Story Tellers iOS Starter Kit 2

Fun with Physics – Drop a Quarter into a Gumball Machine  using the Story Tellers iOS Starter Kit 2

Fun with Physics – Drop a Quarter into a Gumball Machine using the Story Tellers iOS Starter Kit 2

Coloring Page Demo and Setup Guide using the Story Tellers iOS Starter Kit 2

Coloring Page Demo and Setup Guide using the Story Tellers iOS Starter Kit 2

iBook Documentation

Below you can find links to download the glorious iBook version of the kit documentation or an alternate PDF version.

The iBook version can be downloaded directly to your iPad, iPad mini or Mac and opened in iBooks.

Download the iBook Download the PDF