Quartzbuilder 1.2 builds always transparent!

ian8's picture

So I got the full version of quartzbuilder to build a project into an app... however I can't get the app to look anything like it does in the viewer of quartz composer... there is always a transparency behind my alpha blended particles, no matter if I set it to opaque or not, background opacity changes... nothing helps... any suggestions?

here are my files, both .qtz and .app... made in 10.5

particleplay.zip

Thanks guys!

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cwright's picture
Re: Quartzbuilder 1.2 builds always transparent!

don't use alpha blend mode, use Over instead.

(due to how blending works, alpha blend mode will likely always be transparent inside QuartzBuilder apps)

(also, for future reference, please attach the composition separately from the app -- the composition is small, while the app + resources is huge; just downloading the composition is necessary for testing etc.)

ian8's picture
Re: Quartzbuilder 1.2 builds always transparent!

thanks yet again!

ian8's picture
Re: Quartzbuilder 1.2 builds always transparent!

just a note for anybody else that runs into this problem... i needed the alpha blend mode for the colour accuracy it maintains... as it was for an installation i could still build and just by using a plain black desktop background it worked fine.