The KinemeCore QC Plugin and Framework

Release: KinemeCore, v0.2

Release Type: Production
Version: 0.2
Release Notes

This update to KinemeCore provides numerous enhancements and bug fixes.

Note: We've been notified of some big problems with this release and have temporarily removed it. Updated version coming soon.

  • SafetyNet -- intercepts Quartz Composer crashes, and attempts to save your open compositions to the desktop.
  • CrashReporter -- automatically finds QC-related crashes, and allows you to submit them (with notes) when you start up QC.
  • Sleep prevention -- menu item to prevent system sleep (useful if you're using QC editor as a visualizer)
  • Fixed infinite recursion crash with some display setups
  • Fixed full screen editor "don't display again" check box
  • Fixed editor windows sometimes getting resized to 0x0 when toggling full screen editor

Release: KinemeCore, v0.1

Release Type: Production
Version: 0.1
Release Notes

Have you grown weary of seeing @cwright's incomprehensibly cool transparent editor screenshots?

Are you tired of wishing your QC Editor would get out of your way, instead of getting in your face?

If you answered yes to any of those questions, the KinemeCore Plugin might be just for you.

As Seen At NAB2008! ;)

KinemeCore Options

The KinemeCore Plugin enables several modifications to the Quartz Composer Editor UI, including private patch exposure, snap-to-grid, toolbar removal, fullscreen editors, fullscreen viewers on startup, non-floating patch creators, slim and non-existent scroll bars, transparent windows, and much much more. Everything you need to get started on QC-Development Bliss.

This public release offers numerous performance improvements over the previous betas, as well as some more polished transitions and modifications. It also removes the KinemeCore Framework dependancy, removes the Sparkle dependancy, and has less start-up overhead.

This plugin doesn't affect your compositions in any way. What it does affect is how you make them.

There are still a couple Rough Edges; some of the modifications are pretty invasive, and there's not much more that can be done, unfortunately :( But there's always more room for additional changes, so feel free to fire questions, complaints, and additional features our way, and we'll see what we can do.

We're also in need of a much cooler about-box icon; if you're talented with paintshop, feel free to submit your artwork (512x512 or larger, please). Your artwork could be featured in a future update!

[edit: oops, forgot one link last reference. Sorry about that. Now it's fixed!]