Release: KinemeCore, v0.5.1

Release Type: Production
Version: 0.5.1
Release Notes

KinemeCore 0.5 is a massive reorganization of KinemeCore. Improvements were made with stability, performance, memory usage, and Snow Leopard compatibility. Several new features were added as well.

New Features

  • Extra Editor -- Ever wish you could have more than 1 editor per composition? Now you can with KinemeCore's Extra Editor, making macro editing a breeze.

  • Compositions in The Cloud -- You can now automatically download the compositions uploaded to through KinemeCore, and you can embed them in your compositions as virtual macros. (compositions are downloaded to ~/Library/Application Support/KinemeCore/Repository/)

  • PlugIn Installation Assistant -- Does it go in Quartz Composer Patches or Quartz Composer Plug-Ins? The KinemeCore PlugIn Installation Assistant knows the answer, and will install the plugin to the correct location by simply double clicking the plugin in Finder. Farewell, incorrectly installed plugins.

  • The new PlugIn Manager panel can inspect your plugins for obsolete, incorrectly installed, or duplicate plugins. It can also try to fix these problems with a single click.

  • Linear Noodles -- declutter your compositions with Linear Noodles, and enjoy a slightly more responsive editor too. Or just go for a different look to impress your friends.

  • Universal Safe Mode -- Instead of maintaining dozens of safe-mode workaround plugins, we've given KinemeCore the ability to bypass safe mode checks for all* unsafe patches on a per-application basis. The perfect balance of flexibility and security. (* Note that this only works for unofficial-api plugins; we're working on a reliable way to get this working with official-api plugins as well. If you're interested in this feature, please let us know!)

  • "QTZInfo inside" -- Our Spotlight importer(QTZInfo) is now bundled with KinemeCore, and can be enabled with the click of a mouse. QTZInfo inspects every note, patch, and port of your composition to help you find it via Spotlight.

  • The Editor Status panel lets you inspect QC's current memory usage and thread count (to help spot leaks and runaway threads before it's too late), and also indicates if QC is running in 32 or 64 bit mode. It's also equipped to show you if the QC Editor has Automatic Garbage Collection enabled -- it isn't now, but it could be someday in the future.

  • Experimental Macro Patch Transmutation -- modify your macros without breaking noodles.

fixes in 0.5.1

  • fixed issue with Curved noodles in 10.6
  • fixed issue with Spotlight metadata extraction
  • fixed issue with Installing plugins from read-only mediums
  • fixed shrinking window issue on 10.6
  • fixed some behind the scenes configuration/registration

Sorry about that :/

Release: GL Tools, v1.4

Release Type: Production
Version: 1.4
Release Notes

Changes since GLTools 1.3

New Features

  • GL Frustum Patch (perspective equivalent of the GL Ortho Patch)


  • Added support for Snow Leopard's new structure representations (allowing use with the OpenCL and Mesh Components patches)
  • Fixed issue with GL Spline crashing while making changes on a non-rendering composition.

Release: Kineme3D, v1.2

Release Type: Production
Version: 1.2
Release Notes

Changes since Kineme3D 1.1

New Features:

  • Parametric Surface patch
  • Height Field patch
  • Drag-and-drop meshes onto the Composition Editor


  • Updated to most recent Autodesk FBX SDK, which:
    • solves issues regarding multi-object placement in 3DS meshes.
    • solves issues regarding object scaling in 3DS meshes.
    • slightly improves performance of loading OBJ meshes.
  • Improved performance of smoothing and normals calculations.
  • Improved performance of mesh normalization.
  • Improved performance of mesh blending.
  • Improved performance when rendering static meshes.
  • Improved performance when rendering meshes that are regenerated every frame.
  • Fixed issue wherein some degenerate meshes would cause the smoother to crash.
  • Fixed issue with license key activation when running Quartz Composer in 64-bit mode.
  • Fixed issue with incorrect simplification of some FBX meshes.
  • Fixed issue with incorrect global displacement of some FBX meshes.
  • Fixed occasional stability issues when inside a Render In Image environment.

Release: File Tools, v0.4

Release Type: Production
Version: 0.4
Release Notes

This release of FileTools moves the Directory Scanner (Blocking) and Image Downloader (Blocking) patches to this plugin (so remove those plugins after installing this plugin).

It also features 10.6 compatibility in both 32 bit and 64 bit modes of operation. It still works in 10.5 as well.

Some minor performance improvements were made, a memory leak in the Directory Scanner was fixed, and a few String/File operations should now handle UTF8 better.

Release: MultitouchPatch, v1.0

Release Type: Production
Version: 1.0
Release Notes

Initial release.

Release: PowerInfo, v0.1

Release Type: Production
Version: 0.1
Release Notes

This patch provides information on available power sources.

Unlike the "Battery Info" sample plugin provided with Xcode Developer Tools, this patch reports information on external power sources (such as a UPS), and multiple simultaneous power sources.



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Your compositions are encrypted, and Official API plugins, Unofficial API plugins, and simple resources are automatically bundled with the generated application.

Cocoa NSApplication and NSWindow events and properties are exposed to the composition, allowing unprecedented control over the rendering environment — for example, the window can be made full-screen on launch.

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When unregistered, output apps are limited to 55 patches.

Release: QuartzBuilder, v1.2

Release Type: Production
Version: 1.2
Release Notes

QuartzBuilder 1.2 adds User-interactive Composition Parameters, more minor performance improvements, improved security, improved resource location, and improved Snow Leopard compatibility (including gesture support).

Release: CVTools, v0.2

Release Type: Production
Version: 0.2
Release Notes
  • Added 64bit build, supporting QC4 on Snow Leopard.
  • Cleaned up patch names and descriptions.
  • Fixed occasional crash when working with images not reduced to grayscale.
  • Fixed issues with lazy evaluation of some patches.
  • Removed a few broken patches (SubPix Adjuster, CV Camera, Image Splitter).
  • Some performance improvements.
  • Added sample compositions.

Please note that the plugin is now called CVTools.plugin (not OpenCV.plugin as in the previous beta release). Be sure to delete the old OpenCV.plugin.

Release: KinemeCore, v0.4

Release Type: Production
Version: 0.4
Release Notes

This release of the KinemeCore plugin fixes numerous bugs with Snow Leopard compatibility.

Not too many additional features, just some fixes to get everyone back up and running.