Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard)

Release: QuartzCrystal, v1.0

Release Type: Production
Version: 1.0
Release Notes

Initial public release.


  • Spatial Supersampling support

Release: CompositionTool, v20080724

Release Type: Beta
Version: 20080724
Release Notes

This is a fairly rough initial beta release of CompositionTool, a tool for meta-composition management and inspection.

This version supports Mass Flattening and PlugIn Inspection.

Mass Flattening is useful if you maintain many compositions, and want to leverage the power of Virtual Patches without needing to distribute the virtual patches or instruct users on how to install them. Mass Flatten rolls them all up into a single, self-contained composition, just like QC's "Save A Flattened Copy As..." option.

PlugIn Inspection inspects a composition's patches, and tells you whether or not the composition will work in Safe Mode. It also lists all the patches used, and where those patches are stored (which framework or plugin supplies them). Handy to make sure you're not distributing something that won't work for the remote user without additional plugins to install.

The Mass Flatten feature was commissioned by CoreMelt.

Feel free to suggest additional features -- there are a few that have already been mentioned, but we're always up for more.

[P.S. there's a contest to make this app's production icon. If you win the contest, you get to have your icon featured on a kineme application! ;) ]

[Edit 2: now updated to handle the Sphere patch properly -- special case in the QCFramework...]

Fisheye (Composition by cwright)

Author: cwright
License: MIT
Date: 2008.06.27
Compatibility: 10.5, 10.6
Required plugins:

Demonstration of using GLSL to warp GL geometry into a fisheye view.

See discussion at http://kineme.net/Discussion/GeneralDiscussion/Fisheyeviewplugin

Release: AudioVideo, v0.1

Release Type: Production
Version: 0.1
Release Notes

This is the first public release of our AudioVideo Patch.

The Video Input patch works around a selection bug with the built-in patch and duplicate devices.

The Audio Patch exports sample data for accurate waveform rendering.

This patch was championed by pbourke and alx.

Release: Particle Tools, v0.1

Release Type: Production
Version: 0.1
Release Notes

Particle Tools

This is the first public release of our "Particle Tools". This set of patches provides an object-oriented interface for building dynamic particle systems.

Screenshots after the break.

[Note: If you're a beta tester and not a Kineme3D Alpha tester, please delete /Library/Frameworks/KinemeCore.framework before installing this plugin.]

Release: Directory Scanner (Blocking), v0.1

Release Type: Production
Version: 0.1
Release Notes
This patch is now part of Kineme FileTools. (Don't use the standalone version on this page anymore.)

This is the first public release of our "Directory Scanner (Blocking)" patch.

[ More info on this patch ]

This patch was commissioned by CoreMelt

Release: QuickLook, v0.1

Release Type: Production
Version: 0.1
Release Notes

This is our initial release of our QuickLook plugin. It allows you to use QuickLook-generated file previews as images inside Quartz Composer.

It's pretty simple :)

Release: Safe Audio Input, v0.2

Release Type: Production
Version: 0.2
Release Notes
The Safe Audio Input plugin is deprecated. Information on getting around Safe Mode restrictions

Safe Audio Input is a duplicate patch of Audio Input, designed to work in otherwise "safe-mode sandboxed" applications. [Please read the warning before using this plugin!]

There are some applications that don't load "unsafe" patches from compositions. Keynote and QuickTime are two notable ones. This plugin is functionally identical to the Built-in Audio Input patch, but it poses as a Safe patch to get loaded along with the others.

Updates in v0.2 include an updated "Safe Mode" modification (in-place rather than subclassed), allowing existing compositions to work without modification. It automatically updates compositions using 0.1 to the 0.2 patch when they're opened.

Warning: Circumventing the "Safe Mode" restriction introduces some privacy issues — for example, malicious compositions can attempt to record audio from your PC and transmit them to remote listeners. The audio quality from such an exploit is probably very poor, but the risk exists none the less. As such, you should only use/install this plugin when you need this functionality.

Release: Structure Tools, v0.1

Release Type: Production
Version: 0.1
Release Notes
Warning: These patches are now part of DataTools. Use that plugin instead.

This is our first public release of Structure Tools. Presently, it offers a faster and easier alternative to construct indexed and named structures.

This plugin will give you the Kineme Named Structure Maker and the Kineme Structure Maker. These both allow you to create dynamic structures from any Quartz Composer datatype without the overhead of the javascript patch.

Release: Super GLSL, v20080516

Release Type: Beta
Version: 20080516
Release Notes

This is the initial beta release of our SuperGLSL plugin.

This patch is planned to be a very large modification to the way GLSL works in QC. Ultimately it will allow for dynamic shaders and other fun tricks, but for now it simply allows you to change GLSL parameters per-object (instead of per-glsl patch, applied to all sub-objects).

For now, it's just the GLSL Grid, though we plan on creating patches for a few more primitives.

Thanks to toneburst for prodding me into designing and finishing this initial step amid all the other stuff I have going on ;)