Visualizer broke in Lion?

d3lray's picture

Hi all,

well trying to open any composition in QC Visualizer on my machine gets me nowhere.

The comp shows in the preview window exactly as it should, but when I hit 'start' all i get is a black screen.

The patch renders fullscreen in QC composer just fine as well, but im going to need to span across 3x screens.

this shows up in the log:

9/29/11 10:31:02.916 AM Quartz Composer Visualizer: *** OpenGL error 0x0506 (invalid framebuffer operation) in function "-[QCOpenGLContext willPushRenderState:]"

Im running an iMac 2.8 i7, OS 10.7.1, Visualizer 1.3

any clues?

thanks! matthew

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d3lray's picture
Re: Visualizer broke in Lion?

Just an FYI - after repairing permissions, numerous restarts, juggling plugins, I tried the most obvious: uisng visualizer 1.2 from an older machine.

It works fine on OS 10.7 as local / client / and Host mode. So still not sure what is causing the bug in 1.3, or maybe it just doesnt work, but I'd be curious to hear if anyone else has had success with 10.7 and visualizer 1.3

sorry for those of you that hang out here and the QC dev list, but I am under a crunch (as we all are typically) and decided to cast the widest net :)

-matthew

cybero's picture
Re: Visualizer broke in Lion?

Ditto black empty full screen result, though Preview Window does the whole thing AOK at maximum stretch.

lookitscook's picture
Re: Visualizer broke in Lion?

Just tried this today. Same issue. 1.3, no full screen on 10.7. Old 1.2 version works fine. Anyone hear anything about this?

cybero's picture
Re: Visualizer broke in Lion?

I find that version 1.4 works just fine in 10.7, except in full screen mode - gives black empty space. At least with stock patch item compositions. 3rd party plugin compositions are a different and varied story when windowed. Some work, some don't. Again full screen - no joy.

gtoledo3's picture
Re: Visualizer broke in Lion?

Can you just use 1.4 or the old 1.2?

BTW, I know that I've had a version (not sure which one) of the Visualizer project do this same thing in Snow Leopard.

Also, in general, I'd recommend not using 10.7.1 for any kind of install or professional project. It is just a .1 release. I don't think that issues w/ the OS are worked out even now in .3.

cybero's picture
Re: Visualizer broke in Lion?

Indeed, Snow may be somewhat slower and ostensibly less spruced OpenCL wise than 10.7.x is to date. It is much more stable and reliable though. I am very glad I resisted the temptation to install Mountain Lion on top of it.

gtoledo3's picture
Re: Visualizer broke in Lion?

cybero wrote:
Indeed, Snow may be somewhat slower and ostensibly less spruced OpenCL wise than 10.7.x is to date. It is much more stable and reliable though. I am very glad I resisted the temptation to install Mountain Lion on top of it.

I'm saying the opposite when it comes to Lion/CL.

In general (CL or otherwise), Lion is slower than SL - QC is slower, but more importantly, AppKit and windowing are slower, and the file save /window restore api's also seem to be making things slower. It also has bugs/more bugs than SL.

I actually think that CL is more stable/predictable in SL... in fact, I'm currently vetting a bug where something as basic as Grid Indices Generator fails in Lion, but not SL's more recent builds. I think SL is faster and better when it comes to executing CL (generally); there are less places where it's broken, and there are less places where CPU fallback seems to be occurring... I say this in general as well as in QC. That said, I wouldn't spend a lot of time doing anything with CL in a scenario where the graphics card isn't a known factor; Apple's ability to release drivers that actually work has been lackluster.

ruimartins's picture
Re: Visualizer broke in Lion?

Hello all. Well, this was a disappointing first use of Quartz Composer Visualizer for me: I encountered the same problem, and ended up here.

I was hoping QC via Visualizer would be a good alternative to multi-screen display of presentations and was pretty sure this worked in theory. I need a computer per projector, was hoping to do up to 3 channel blends. Is there a repository for 1.2 version? Or any other tips? Many thanks for any help.

d3lray's picture
Re: Visualizer broke in Lion?

Whelp, just tried visualizer 1.4 (from the new graphics toolkit DL) and still the same error. If anyone ever gets beyond this, or gets the visualizer to work in a newer version, please let me know - its really make my life easier for some things. This seems like it would so so trivial to fix...

looks great in the preview window, but fullscreen, nada, just black.

EDIT - heh, I have to read more closely - I see this was covered above. sorry ;)

-matthew

selcukartut's picture
Re: Visualizer broke in Lion?

I have the Quartz Composer v4.5 and Quartz Composer Visualizer 1.3. I get the the same problem. QCV looks pretty ok on a preview screen but on full screen mode it goes blank. I tried with different screens, not matter how I try, I get the same result. Very disappointing. Quartz Composer team needs to patch an issue for this problem.

ruimartins's picture
Re: Visualizer broke in Lion?

Anyone had a chance to try Mountain Lion regarding this issue? Any light on this would be appreciated. Thanks.

itsthejayj's picture
Re: Visualizer broke in Lion?

Did any one find a copy of QC visualizer 1.2 or 1.3 ? I have the same black screen issue in fullscreen under OSX 10.7.4

console log

5/16/12 5:31:52.411 AM Quartz Composer Visualizer: invalid fullscreen drawable

5/16/12 5:31:52.474 AM Quartz Composer Visualizer: *** OpenGL error 0x0506 (invalid framebuffer operation) in function "-[QCOpenGLContext willPushRenderState:]"

cybero's picture
Re: Visualizer broke in Lion?

Ah at last, a problem I can reproduce, although getting functional full screen application in a QCView is doable for me, though not with the precompiled QCVisualizer. Drat on that.

itsthejayj's picture
Re: Visualizer broke in Lion?

@cybero as in reproducing my bugs :) yeh i been having so strange issues with QC. Having a fullscreen application isn't the only goal on this one, the intention is to use QCV to share compositions over a vast amount of screens.

I swear we use to have the Xcode project for QCV back in the tiger days? Any one else remember that?

Anyway QCV version 1.2 seem to work fine on 10.7.4 so on the attachment is a copy. Fill your bug reports though guys this 1.4 version needs to be fixed!!

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Quartz Composer Visualizer 1.2.app_.zip386.45 KB

cybero's picture
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Here's the Leopard distro of that project

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gtoledo3's picture
Re: Visualizer broke in Lion?

The SL version works OK in SL, btw...