I took Martin Kahr’s Apple Remote Controller Wrapper Class and built a Quartz Composer patch around it.
Leopard (10.5) includes a built-in Apple Remote patch.
Please see also kineme.net for Leopard-compatible patches.
- 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.
Steve Mokris is a developer at Kosada, Inc.