Rectangle and where do i download these ?

giorgiomartini's picture

Hi, how to create a basic rectangle ?

and where do download these ? they dont come in my quartz composer..

http://quartzcomposer.com/patches/726-ci-rectangle-generator

thanx !

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cybero's picture
Re: Rectangle and where do i download these ?

You need to enable Private Patches in Quartz Composer to get those sort of goodies visible in your Patch Library. Hold down Alt whilst selecting Preferences from the QC File Menu.

giorgiomartini's picture
Re: Rectangle and where do i download these ?

Thanx !

but i dont have the patch library, imon mac os 10.5.8

can i update quartz composer withou updating the whole OS ?

thanx !

cybero's picture
Re: Rectangle and where do i download these ?

Snow - Patch Library

Leopard - Patch Creator

what a difference a name makes :-)

No, you can't update QC versions without installing a version of Developer Tools that contains an updated Quartz Composer framework.

If you've installed the latest version of xCode supported by 10.5.x then you can't get any higher without getting a more recent OS X distro [10.6.x,10.7.x], installed with its Developer Tools.

The tip regarding hidden preferences and enabling Private Patches still applies in Leopard, BTW.

giorgiomartini's picture
Re: Rectangle and where do i download these ?

Thanx ! but i have pressed alt when clicking on the :

quartzcomposer>preferences menu, and i do get to new tabs this way :

system - editor - quicktime component

but in none of these new tabs i see any enable private patches ? any ideas ? thanx !

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giorgiomartini's picture
Re: Rectangle and where do i download these ?

Sorry , stupid me, i just found it ;-)

thanx !!!

But the actual rectangle wont show up ? this patch seems to need something else to be visible right ?

what is it ?

thanx !

cybero's picture
Re: Rectangle and where do i download these ?

Open up the Patch Creator, in its search bar enter the term rectangle and the patch should show up as CIRectangleGenerator and all else you'll need is a Billboard.

giorgiomartini's picture
Re: Rectangle and where do i download these ?

Thanx !

I found yesterday the sprite patch, wich is just what i needed a rectangle.

What are the pros and cons over the"ci rect" and a "sprite" ? thanx !

cybero's picture
Re: Rectangle and where do i download these ?

Sprite is a Renderer patch. CIRectangleGenerator isn't a Renderer patch, it is a Generator patch. What the CIRectangleGenerator patch produces can be rendered in a Sprite. CIRectangleGenerator can blur its edges. Sprite can anti alias its edges if in Add or Over blend mode.

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