Two simple QC Questions.

fhill2's picture

Hello. I'm just starting up on Quartz Composer and wondered about a couple of things.

Is there a patch to simulate a number to start at an integer you set and to constantly increase or decrease infinitely?

Is there a patch that makes a number that doesn't change over time? I know the math patch can do this, but is there another patch?

Any help would be very appreciated.

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fhill2's picture
Re: Two simple QC Questions.

Also, i have a particle system and want to apply one of QC's standard effects to it. The effect i want is only available as a repository composition, so i need an image input. How do i get my particle system's image input into the effect when there's no output on the particle system?

dust's picture
Re: Two simple QC Questions.

render in image patch is what your looking for.

gtoledo3's picture
Re: Two simple QC Questions.

fhill2 wrote:
Hello. I'm just starting up on Quartz Composer and wondered about a couple of things.

Is there a patch to simulate a number to start at an integer you set and to constantly increase or decrease infinitely?

A stopwatch will create an increasing float. You can use an input splitter set to "index" to create a positive integer. You can then use math expression or math patch to offset the initial value.

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Is there a patch that makes a number that doesn't change over time? I know the math patch can do this, but is there another patch?

Any help would be very appreciated.

An input splitter set to number value can do this.

fhill2's picture
Re: Two simple QC Questions.

That's interesting about the stopwatch. Never knew that!

Thankyou for the advice on everything.

So, if i wanted to play my composition that was rendering out of a sprite/billboard in VDMX how can i get the height and width on the billboard to scale with whatever i set my VDMX layer size to?