qc plugins missing

strontiumDog's picture

hello currently got these in ~library/graphics/quartz composer plug-ins:

TexturePatch.plugin SpookyPatch.plugin SPK-IteratorVariable.plugin SPK_EaseOutIteratorSafe.plugin ParticleTools.plugin KinemeCore.plugin Kineme.plugin GLTools.plugin AudioVideo.plugin

  1. can't seem to see the spooky patches in the patch creator (qc v 3.1)
  2. when i start a qtz which uses GLTools (i think), i get this error on opening:

: Patch with name "KinemeGLLinePatch" is missing

i've noticed qc is a bit flaky listing new installed plugins - is anyone else having this trouble?

thanks s

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cwright's picture
directions

http://kineme.net/HowToInstallCustomQuartzComposerPatches

No problems, but you put ours in the wrong place. Read the above link to get it sorted out.

Also, kineme.plugin is tiger only, so it won't be helpful on leopard. If you're on tiger, most of out plugins are now leopard only, so they won't be helpful. I'm pretty sure you're on leopard though.

strontiumDog's picture
anon

ho! and i even ignored my own soft-link-as-a-reminder deposited in ~/Library/Graphics. Thank god I'm using a pseudonym.

however, since installing all these plugins (and revealing the hidden patches) i get this

-[QCPatchClassDescription initWithNodeClass:]: ivar "outputImage" of class "KinemeImageWithComposition" is not a subclass of GFPort

have you seen this error before? yes, i am on 10.5.

thanks for pointing out my blindness.

cwright's picture
tiger-only

that plugin (Image With Composition) is tiger only. Apple radically changed the internal image system between Leopard and Tiger, so any plugin that deals with images has to be specially written for each version. Since Leopard includes the ability (again) to render compositions in QC, we didn't upgrade that plugin (it being redundant and all).

(or, to answer your question: "yes" :)

strontiumDog's picture
odd

hmm, i thought i only grabbed 10.5 plugins as i've only started gfx programming with qc on leopard.

the contents of the patches subdir is now:

Toggle.qtz TexturePatch.plugin SpookyPatch.plugin SPK-IteratorVariable.plugin SPK_EaseOutIteratorSafe.plugin ParticleTools.plugin KinemeCore.plugin Kineme.plugin GLTools.plugin Delayed Signal.qtz AudioVideo.plugin

i don't appear to have that plugin. i've revealed the hidden patches but otherwise the above is all i've added. do you know where else to look?

cheers

strontiumDog's picture
also

as you can see i've put a couple of .qtz files in there too but only one of them is showing up (under virtual). is there anything i need to do inside the file to make it available to the patch creator when qc(v3.1) starts?

cwright's picture
xr k.p

See comment 3385: (http://kineme.net/Discussion/ProgrammingQuartzComposerPatches/qcpluginsm...)

cwright wrote:
Also, kineme.plugin is tiger only, so it won't be helpful on leopard.

It's likely included in that plugin.

cwright's picture
not sure

Do they have published inputs/outputs at the top level? That's probably a requirement. Not sure if there are others; I don't use virtual patches very often.

strontiumDog's picture
ta

yep, thanks - i'd overlooked kineme.plugin - one i think i must have grabbed in a mad dash to increase the available plugins.

the toggle patch does have published inputs and an output so not sure why it's not appearing. i can drag it in, and you've wasted enough time on this triviality.

however, should i be able to search for 'spooky' in the patch creator (10.5/qc3.1) and see the spooky patch(es)? cos nothing is showing.

ta

cwright's picture
depends

Depends on what your search settings are set to: Name, Category, or All (or something like that) -- the category will probably just be "kineme", and the name is "spooky send" and "spooky receive". So set search to name, and then try spooky. or manually go through your patch listing, looking for the kineme category group or something (it's pretty big and hard to miss).

upload the toggle qtz, and someone can probably take a look at it.