10.7

Release: Particle Tools, v0.3

Release Type: Production
Version: 0.3
Release Notes
ParticleTools only works in 32-bit mode.
  • New Colliders:
    • Added "Collider: Kineme3D Object" patch — collides against the surface of a Kineme3D mesh
    • Added "Collider: Quad" patch — collides against a single quad; easier to use than the "Collider: Triangle Structure" patch
  • New Renderers:
    • Added "Render: Structure" patch — outputs a structure suitable for GLTools
    • Added "Render: Kineme3D Objects" patch — renders a Kineme3D Object at every particle
    • Added "Render: Textured" patch — simple renderer which adds support for a single texture
    • Added "Render: VBO" patch — renders points, lines, triangles, or quads
  • New Objects:
    • Added "Object: Boid" patch — implements the Craig W. Reynolds boid algorithm
    • Added "Object: Gravitate" patch — implements particle-to-particle inverse-square gravitation
  • Added "Backface Culling" option for all colliders
  • Some performance optimizations
  • Fixed compatibility with PerformanceInspector
  • Fixed "Motion: Shear" setting when using "Render: Standard"
  • Fixed ports to allow publishing and use with "Input Splitter" and "(De)Multiplexer" as a Virtual Port
  • Fixed crash related to updating Settings panels while the composition is stopped
  • Fixed crash related to removing a live object from the Scene or an Emitter
  • Fixed crash related to removing a live object from an Emitter of Emitters
  • Fixed rendering of collision meshes when using "Render: Standard"
  • Improved force rendering — more forces now honor the Color property
  • Renamed most patches to be more intuitive and to take up less space in the composition editor

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Release: Value Historian, v20090114

Release Type: Beta
Version: 20090114
Release Notes
Warning: These patches are now part of DataTools. Use that plugin instead.

This update fixes playback, which previously gave slightly erroneous output for a given input time.

Also applied a few other small optimizations, so it should be a bit snappier (probably not noticeable though).

Kineme3D

$50.00
$50.00

Kineme3D uses standard OpenGL VBO-assisted rendering. Inside QC, Kineme3D objects will obey Fog, Lighting, 3D Transformations, Trackballs, and even GLSL shaders.

See the Vimeo Kineme3D Collection for some examples.

For $49 (less than the price of Kineme3D), you could buy Vuo. Vuo is a complete visual programming environment for Mac, similar to Quartz Composer. With Vuo you can load and manipulate 3D meshes, just like Kineme3D enables you to do with Quartz Composer. And, unlike Quartz Composer, Vuo is actively developed.


Credits

Known Issues

  • OS 10.8 introduced changes to the OpenGL calls made in QC's Mesh and Sprite patches. In OS 10.8 and later, a Sprite or Mesh Renderer patch rendered in the same scene and directly before a Kineme3D Object may corrupt the Kineme3D object's triangle buffer.

Workarounds:

  • If possible, modify the rendering order such that 3D Object Renderer is before the Sprite patch, or not immediately following it.
  • Use 3D Plane Generator and 3D Object Renderer in lieu of a Sprite patch.

Unsupported on OS X Mountain Lion (10.8) and above

Please download the trial and make sure it meets your needs before purchasing. Due to bugs in Apple's Quartz Composer framework, we cannot guarantee that Kineme plugins will work properly on Mac OS 10.8 and above.

Release: Axis Camera, v0.1

Release Type: Production
Version: 0.1
Release Notes

This is the first public release of the Kineme Axis Camera Patch.

Kineme Axis Camera PatchThis patch provides a video stream from an Axis network camera. A few different models have been successfully tested with this patch.

This patch was championed by Marco Tempest, and some test equipment was furnished by Erie Plating Company.

Hardware Compatibility

See the VideoTools Compatibility Chart

Release: Speech Recognition, v20080918

Release Type: Beta
Version: 20080918
Release Notes

This is the first beta of our SpeechRecognition patch.

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: PBMesh, v0.1

Release Type: Production
Version: 0.1
Release Notes

PBMesh is a plugin that allows you to quickly warp images for different kinds of cylindrical and spherical projections.

More information on how to use this patch, as well as some sample meshes, can be found on Paul Bourke's site: http://local.wasp.uwa.edu.au/~pbourke/miscellaneous/domemirror/warppatch...

Release: Spooky Send/Receive, v0.2

Release Type: Production
Version: 0.2
Release Notes
Warning: These patches are now part of DataTools. Use that plugin instead.

This release of our Spooky Send/Receive Patch fixes a couple bugs and adds some additional control to the sender.

On the sender, there's now an option to disable the patch's auto-cleaning behaviour. Usually you'll want this to be enabled to prevent memory leaks, but in special cases (in iterators, or when using it as a data-store), you don't want cleaning to take place.

Occasionally, compositions that used this patch would checkerboard on startup. This has been fixed.

Additionally, a lot of stale code (leftovers from Tiger-era development) was removed, making the patch smaller, faster, and more reliable. It should still work in Tiger.

Release: Texture, v0.5

Release Type: Production
Version: 0.5
Release Notes

This is an update to the Texture Plugin for Leopard. Procedural texture generation courtesy of the libnoise project.

Texture Patch This version is functionally identical to the 0.4 release, except that it runs on Leopard only.