2.8" TFT Touch Shield for atmega32/64 chips in atmel studio instead of arduino

Hey all,

Probably a shot in the dark, but has anyone tried porting arduino code over to a normal atmega chip in avr studio?

I am looking to use a 2.8 touch shield listed here: http://www.adafruit.com/products/376#Description

It uses this controller: http://www.adafruit.com/datasheets/ILI9328.pdf

I have all of the touchscreen working in AVR with setting up the ADC, but I am having trouble actually initializing the LCD to work. I have also used SPI before without the arduino libraries, but I was just wondering if anyone had actually used this screen before without the arduino attached?

Thanks in advance for any help!