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Phidgets Patches for Quartz Composer Phidgets Patches for Quartz Composer

Posted by smokris on 2007.05.16 @ 21:18

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Phidgets InterfaceKit 0/0/4 PatchI made a pair of patches to allow Quartz Composer to directly interact with the Phidget InterfaceKit 0/0/4 (relay outputs) and 8/8/8 (digital inputs + analog inputs + digital outputs).

 

 
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Apple Remote Patch for Quartz Composer Apple Remote Patch for Quartz Composer

Posted by smokris on 2007.05.16 @ 16:51

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Apple Remote and Apple Remote patch

I took Martin Kahr’s Apple Remote Controller Wrapper Class and built a Quartz Composer patch around it.

This release is only compatible with Tiger (10.4).
Leopard (10.5) includes a built-in Apple Remote patch.
Please see also kineme.net for Leopard-compatible patches.

Get version 0.1 here.

Some notes:

  • The events received from the Apple Remote are fairly strange to begin with.. You don’t simply get “key down” / “key up” events as I would have assumed, but instead get cooked events — for many of the buttons, holding the button down generates a different event than tapping it.
  • My patch queues events, to ensure that each keypress is visible for at least one frame.
Advanced custom Quartz Composer patch development documentation Advanced custom Quartz Composer patch development documentation

Posted by smokris on 2007.05.13 @ 11:03

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In addition to writing the inspector panels for custom Quartz Composer patches tutorial, I spent this weekend writing up some advanced custom-patch-development documentation and posted it on QC Wiki:

How to make inspector panels for custom Quartz Composer patches How to make inspector panels for custom Quartz Composer patches

Posted by smokris on 2007.05.13 @ 10:52

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…in thirteen easy steps or your money back.

This release is only compatible with Tiger (10.4).
Please see kineme.net for Leopard-specific informations.

 

 

 
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Xcode Template for Custom Quartz Composer Patches Xcode Template for Custom Quartz Composer Patches

Posted by smokris on 2007.05.08 @ 13:35

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Create a new Xcode project with this templateOkay, so, now that the Game Research and Immersive Design Lab’s infamous first-responder project is finished, I’m getting back to work on Quartz Composer hackery.

Frustrated with the tedium of going through all the Xcode project files in a text editor and manually replacing all of the identifiers and filenames when creating a new Quartz Composer Patch, I decided to finally figure out how to create a new Xcode template. [more...]

More New Quartz Composer Patches More New Quartz Composer Patches

Posted by smokris on 2006.09.22 @ 00:36

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This is the second release of the Kineme Quartz Composer Plugins.

New this time:

  • MIDI Global In Note :: This patch observes a specified MIDI Note number on a specified MIDI Channel, and outputs the Velocity and a boolean Gate signal.
  • MIDI Global Out Note :: This patch, when Gate is rising true, outputs a MIDI note-on message on a specified MIDI Channel with the specified Velocity. When Gate is falling false, a MIDI note-off message is sent.
  • Image With Composition :: This patch loads a Quartz Composer Composition (.qtz) file and renders it to an Image. (This is intended to replace functionality that was removed with the Mac OS X 10.4.7 update, as described by Roger Bolton and David Wolf.)
  • File Type :: This patch provides the Uniform Type Identifier (UTI) of the specified file. For example, if the path to a QuickTime movie is specified, File Type outputs “com.apple.quicktime-movie”.
This release is only compatible with Tiger (10.4).
Please see kineme.net for Leopard-compatible patches.

Get them here: http://softpixel.com/~smokris/widgets/quartzComposer/kinemePlugins/

61 Hidden Patches 61 Hidden Patches

Posted by smokris on 2006.09.19 @ 09:03

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And a second entry in the exciting-discoveries-late-last-night file:

QCRegisterPrivatePatches

Enables dozens of new CoreImage kernels, the previously-described hidden patches, and a few as-of-yet-unseen patches. [more...]

Private Patch Settings Private Patch Settings

Posted by smokris on 2006.09.19 @ 08:33

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Some further string-hunting in the Quartz Composer framework has revealed an interesting value:

QCShowPrivatePatchSettings

It looks like Quartz Composer is reading a value with this key from the global user defaults repository.

In fact, enabling it by bringing up Terminal and typing

defaults write -g QCShowPrivatePatchSettings 1

causes Quartz Composer to present some additional options for well-known patches. [more...]

Some New Quartz Composer Patches Some New Quartz Composer Patches

Posted by smokris on 2006.08.20 @ 15:45

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I wrote a few new patches for Quartz Composer.

MIDI Global Output CC :: This patch, when triggered, outputs a MIDI Custom Controller message on a specified MIDI Channel to all MIDI outputs.

MIDI Global Input CC :: This patch observes a specified MIDI Custom Controller on a specified MIDI Channel, and outputs the Custom Controller Value and a Value-changed trigger. Unlike the “MIDI Controllers” patch that comes with Quartz Composer, this patch doesn’t require the user to manually select the “Observed MIDI Sources” individually for every controller/computer combination - so you’re free to take your composition to a different machine and/or controller and jam without needing to hack the composition.

String With File :: This patch reads a file into a string.

String With URL :: This patch retrieves a URL into a string.

Document Info :: This patch returns some information about the zeroth Cocoa NSDocument.

This release is out-of-date.
Please see the latest version.

Get them here: http://softpixel.com/~smokris/widgets/quartzComposer/kinemePlugins/

(digg this!)

Hidden Quartz Composer Patches Redux Hidden Quartz Composer Patches Redux

Posted by smokris on 2006.08.09 @ 19:26

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In a famous blogpost from summer 2005, ClockSkew poked around inside Quartz Composer and discovered some fairly-complete-looking patches that aren’t available through the interface. ClockSkew also made a cool patch plugin that made these available through the interface. Unfortunately this plugin was written when Intel Macs didn’t exist, and it isn’t a Universal Binary.

Having myself somewhat of an obscurity-obsession, I decided to investigate how ClockSkew did this, and insodoing discovered a few new hidden patches. [more...]