KinemeCore 0.4 ? non transparent editor

Hi, i just installed KnMCORE beta 0.4 this morning, and now my QC editor refuses to become transparent. When modifying the alpha's color background, it becomes brighter when i lower the alpha.... It was working correctly yesterday night, all i did this morning is install KnM Core. However, after erasing the KnM Core files, and go back to normal, i still can't get my editor transparent.

Don't know HOW MUCH this is KnM Core related, maybe it is just a coincidence (rather unlikely tho')

Anyone suffer from the same disease ?

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cwright's picture
sometimes?

I've seen this sometimes (esp if you're transitioning from zero documents to 1) -- what happens if you open additional docs, or double-click one to open QC?

Are you on PPC? is there anything in the logs?

(we've changed a bunch of stuff under the hood to make future-proofing a bit easier, so that might have caused it)

any other weird behaviour?

which beta version are you using (20090127? 28?)? does going back help?

franz's picture
strange behaviour

i'm using latest beta. (yesterday's i guess) i'm on intel. Strangely, now that i rebooted, the alpha is interpreted correctly. But now the editor goes in SLim mode by default....

strange isn't it ? hopefully the editor is finally transparent again !

leegrosbauer's picture
Same here

Editor transparency is gone. Transparency capability disappeared yesterday upon installation of KinemeCore version 20090127. Haven't tried 20090128 yet. Intel Core 2 Duo.

cwright's picture
plists

Franz, Lee,

can you both e-mail me your plists (com.apple.QuartzComposer.editor.plist) so I can investigate this further?

Can you also outline exactly what you do (i.e., when you open QC, are no editors opened, or is a blank one, or do you double-click a composition, or do any of those even matter, etc).

[EDIT: I think I found the problem -- under some circumstances, it would incorrectly detect recursion, and stop making them transparent before it got to any windows -- the recursion detection was to fix a bug reported by some users, but I incorrectly placed it a few lines earlier than it should have been... today's beta should fix this .... sorry :( Temporary workaround: Start up QC, open the patch creator (command-enter), quit, and restart QC -- as long as there's at least 1 window displayed when QC starts, it should properly make the editors transparent.]

leegrosbauer's picture
plist sent

to info@kineme.net. Will get today's release.

cwright's picture
today's beta

today's beta hasn't been released yet ... (last one released is yesterday's, 20090128, today's 20090129). Should be out in a couple hours (cleaning up some other bugs, etc).

cwright's picture
fixed (?)

Ok, this should be resolved in 20090129's beta, found here: http://kineme.net/files/release/KinemeCore-20090129.zip

Let me know if you experience any other problems.

mattgolsen's picture
I'm off the grid for two

I'm off the grid for two days and I miss this? My god... it's.. so.. awesome.

franz's picture
ok

seems fixed, thxx

leegrosbauer's picture
Yes

It seems to be fixed here, too.

Veiss's picture
Re: fixed (?)

I have installed the latest version of KinemeCore, and have yet to see a transparent editor. Perhaps I'm doing something wrong.. I'm kind of new to QC.

cwright's picture
Re: fixed (?)

cmd-, (preferences), editor tab, editor background color. Set the opacity (alpha) to something less than 100%.

Veiss's picture
Re: fixed (?)

Thanks..