Quartz Builder - Fullscreen mode (without menu bar)

blueroom9000's picture

Hi all, I've been trying around with the Quartz Builder to create an application running in fullscreen mode. I have 2 questions I'm not really clear about: - how can I create an application without the menu bar at the top? I've tried all the different options, but no success so far. In some examples I saw people mentioning the "no-menu-bar" option, which I cannot find in the current version. - Also the Quartz Builder templates (when creating a new quartz composition) do not show on my screen. I'm using Snow Leopard (10.6.5), is this the reason?

Is there a way to achieve this? Do I maybe have to use a second screen (what I actually wanted to avoid to keep things simple)?

Thx for your help! Markus

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cybero's picture
Re: Quartz Builder - Fullscreen mode (without menu bar)

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Also the Quartz Builder templates (when creating a new quartz composition) do not show on my screen.

Does the Quartz Builder protocol show in the Edit Protocol List?

If so, you can set protocol from there.

Find attached a suitably protocolised QB template that you can use as a cookie cutter for any number of original works of your own on 10.6.x

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gtoledo3's picture
Re: Quartz Builder - Fullscreen mode (without menu bar)

@ the orig question: if you wish to make something without a title bar, when you build something in QuartzBuilder, you can choose Advanced Settings, then check off "Borderless".

Here is the QB template, that you get with QB, for your scrutiny, which looks *very much like Cybero's attachment :) *. Also, it should install itself at Developer/Library/Quartz Composer/Templates

The QB template used to populate the template/startup menu of QC in Leopard, but Apple changed the QC app code for SL in a way that made it difficult to do this without either removing their QC4 startup, or hacking it, removing ability for users to have custom templates.

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mattgolsen's picture
Re: Quartz Builder - Fullscreen mode (without menu bar)

I have a question that's bugged me for awhile about the Quartz Builder template. I've used it quite a bit and it's always bugged me that the Input Splitters for it are a lighter grey... Why is that?

When ever I prep a composition for QB, I always cut/paste into the QB template and save it out as another filename. I do this for a couple of different reasons. One I remember reading somewhere that there can be cruft left in a composition if you work in it too much (not sure if this is true) and two, because of this Input Splitter thing. Am I doing these things for no reason?

gtoledo3's picture
Re: Quartz Builder - Fullscreen mode (without menu bar)

Checkout any template that relies on published inputs/outputs. The splitters are "lighter" for required protocol data than normal splitters, and a little bit lighter than that for extra/non-required data.

Generally, you can do two things to take advantage of all of the functions of QB that are available. You can build on top of the template and then save as, which it sounds like what you're doing. Secondly, you can work on a composition, and then "make it" QuartzBuilder protocol using the QC Editor. Then, one has to correctly attach the macros from the QuartzBuilder template to the protocol ins and outs. I'm not sure if either way is better.

blueroom9000's picture
Re: Quartz Builder - Fullscreen mode (without menu bar)

Thank you very much for your quick help, the templates you provided helped me to better understand the QB app and it indeed solved my issue! The missing piece is that the parameters (you can set in the created app from QB) are not stored when you close the application. Do you know if this will become a new feature in the next version? Cheers and greetings from Hamburg, Germany!

dust's picture
Re: Quartz Builder - Fullscreen mode (without menu bar)

you will want to create a structure of your parameters and use file tools to save and read that structure in order for your parameters to be the same as the last time you saved them. i think it might be kind of hard to incorporate a core data model into QB as everybody has a different model.