Unfortunately, no one can be told what the Matrix is. You have to see it for yourself.
Morpheus, The Matrix
In Chapter 4, “Visual Effects,” we looked at some techniques to enhance the appearance of layers and their contents. In this chapter, we investigate
CGAffineTransform, which can be used to rotate, reposition, and distort our layers, and at
CATransform3D, which can change boring flat rectangles (albeit rounded rectangles with drop-shadows) into three-dimensional surfaces.