Release: KinectTools, v0.3

Release Type: Production
Version: 0.3
Release Notes

Source code is available on GitHub.

Changes since KinectTools 0.2

  • Significantly improved performance.
  • Inverted depth buffer output (now near=light, far=dark).
  • Added Accelerometer output.
  • Added Device ID input (to select among multiple Kinects connected to the same host).

Known Issues

  • Color fringes on RGB image.
  • Kinect model 1414 is supported, but Kinect model 1473 is not supported.

Release: KinectTools, v0.2

Release Type: Production
Version: 0.2
Release Notes

Changes since KinectTools 0.1

  • Works in 32bit and 64bit mode.
  • Fixed crash when stopping and restarting composition.
  • Fixed depth image orientation.
  • Applied gamma curve and alpha channel to depth image. (For a given pixel, alpha transparent == Kinect couldn't determine depth.)
  • Added sample composition.

Known Issues

  • Color fringes on RGB image.
  • The USB driver is still dropping a lot of frames (so the effective framerate is about half what it could be).
  • Doesn't handle multiple Kinects simultaneously.

Art-Net Tools


Kineme Art-Net Tools provides two patches for interacting with Art-Net devices:

  • ArtDmx Sender Patch --- Broadcasts a structure of DMX values to the specified IP Network, Sub-Net, and Universe.
  • ArtDmx Receiver Patch --- Receives broadcast DMX values from the specified Sub-Net and Universe.

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Release: ChartTools, v1.1

Release Type: Production
Version: 1.1
Release Notes

Changes since ChartTools 1.0

  • Added support for scatter plots (arbitrary X values) --- toggle the new "X Values" input to the Kineme Chart Data: XY patch, and provide X and Y values in a structure of keys and values or of ordered pairs. Added a sample composition for scatter plots.
  • Added "Margin" input to the Kineme Chart Renderer patch.
  • Added "Marker Font" and "Custom Glyph" inputs to the Kineme Chart Data: XY patch.
  • Improved performance of the Kineme Chart Renderer patch.
  • Fixed Kineme Chart Renderer patch so that the chart image changes when a data set is removed.
  • Removed question marks from Kineme Chart Renderer patch inputs.

Known Issues


Release: Art-Net Tools, v1.3

Release Type: Production
Version: 1.3
Release Notes

Changes since version 1.2

  • Added support for multiple senders and receivers within a composition, operating on different universes and subnets.
  • Fixed license validation issues when used in 64-bit mode under Snow Leopard.



The Kineme ChartTools plugin provides support for rendering charts in Quartz Composer.

  • Area, Column, Line, and Pie charts
  • Linear or Logarithmic Axes
  • Multiple Overlaid Data Sets
  • Data Point Labels

Based on Apple's GraphKit framework.

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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. Our focus has shifted to developing Vuo.

Release: VideoTools, v1.0

Release Type: Production
Version: 1.0
Release Notes

Provides QuickTime-free live Firewire video capture, using libdc1394 2.x. Supports any IIDC/DCAM-compliant Firewire camera.

Cameras Tested Successfully

  • DMx 21BF04 by The Imaging Source
  • Flea2 Color (FL2G-13S2C) by Point Grey Research
  • Flea2 Mono (FL2G-13S2M) by Point Grey Research
  • iSight by Apple (External Firewire)

(see also dc1394's camera list)

Known Issues

  • Cameras only support certain combinations of Color Coding, Resolution, and Framerate. Watch the Error output and Console log when troubleshooting.
  • Due to issues with the underlying frameworks, video device info cannot be queried once a video device is in use. Therefore Video Device Info is only updated once: when the composition is first started.

Release: GLTools, v1.6

Release Type: Production
Version: 1.6
Release Notes

Changes since 1.5

  • Fixed issue with GL Stereo Environment flickering on Mac OS X 10.6.
  • Added new GL Structure Renderer patch --- renders its subpatches multiple times, once for each element in the provided structure, after applying the specified transformation.
  • Source code is available on GitHub.

Thanks to @toneburst, @gtoledo3, and @cybero for help sorting this out.

Known issues

  • The GL Field of View patch doesn't work properly on Mac OS 10.9 (it produces stretched output).

Release: GL Tools, v1.5

Release Type: Production
Version: 1.5
Release Notes

Changes since GLTools 1.4

  • New Stereo Environment patch, which renders its child patches twice using an asymmetric projection frustum, once for the right eye, once for the left eye, and provides each as an image output.
  • New Look At patch (a two-point camera).
  • New Camera patch (a one-point camera).
  • Added "Image Structure" input to the GL Quad Structure patch.
  • Fixed GL Inverse Rotation so that it executes every frame (rather than only once).
  • Fixed SuperGLSLGrid so that color uniform values are properly set in 64bit mode.
  • Separated the Alpha blendmode override to a separate plugin, so that GLTools itself doesn't perform any runtime hackery (and is thus somewhat less risky).

Release: Alpha Blend Mode, v1.0

Release Type: Production
Version: 1.0
Release Notes

This plugin adds an "Alpha" option to the Blending menu of most Consumer patches. Useful to draw nice antialiased GL Lines, for example.

(This feature was part of GLTools up through version 1.4.)