Kineme: Quartz Composer Stuff

kineme.net is a community surrounding the development of Quartz Composer custom patches, plugins, and other hacks.

Please read the installation guide and check out the Documentation.

Register for an account to gain access to Beta Releases and email notifications of new content, post in forums and get to know other Quartz Composer users, and help steer the future of Kineme by voting in polls.

Post a Feature Request, or, if you have a tighter deadline, consider commissioning.

Unsupported — We cannot guarantee that this software will work properly on Mac OS 10.8 and above. Please download the trial and make sure it meets your needs before purchasing.

Our current focus

We love Quartz Composer, and we've had a great time creating with the Kineme community!

In 2012, we decided to start building a new visual programming environment that doesn’t rely on Apple’s support of Quartz Composer. We’ve created Vuo and now we have an engaged and growing community, who are doing great shows and installations and posting amazing compositions. (Read the whole story.)

Vuo 1.2.6 is our latest release, and it has many features to support interactive, creative projects and experiences. Read more about how, as a QC user, Vuo can support your creativity. We hope you'll check it out and download the free trial!

Release: MultitouchPatch, v1.1

Release Type: Production
Version: 1.1
Release Notes

Changes since MultitouchPatch 1.0

  • Fixed MultitouchPatch so that output structure retains events in the order received. (feature request)
  • Fixed MultitouchPatch so that the output structure's key values are no longer integers, and thus compatible with the Structure Key Member patch.
  • Tested on 10.8.

If Quartz Compositions could run on iOS, what kind of app would you make with QC?

New almost-fortnightly poll: If Quartz Compositions could run on iOS, what kind of app would you make with QC?

You may choose more than one response, or write in your own kind of app.

Release: FileTools, v1.1

Release Type: Production
Version: 1.1
Release Notes

Changes since FileTools 1.0

  • Incorporated the PDF Renderer patch, which was formerly a standalone plugin. Be sure to remove PDFRenderer.plugin before installing FileTools 1.1.
  • Tested on 10.8.

Release: Alpha Blend Mode, v1.2

Release Type: Production
Version: 1.2
Release Notes

Changes since AlphaBlendMode 1.1

  • Tested on 10.8

Which features of the Quartz Composer Editor are most important to you?

Our latest fortnightly poll: Which features of the Quartz Composer Editor are most important to you?

You may choose more than one, or write in a response if a feature isn't mentioned.

Release: QuartzBuilder, v1.5

Release Type: Production
Version: 1.5
Release Notes

Changes since QuartzBuilder 1.4

  • Added workaround to handle cases where a drawing context cannot be created using the default system colorspace (bug report)
  • Fixed issue where generated app would incorrectly load exposed parameters even when built with Save Input Parameters disabled (bug reported by @gtoledo3)
  • Added ability to bundle fonts (feature request)

Known Issues

  • To build an application that contains 32-bit-only plugins, you must run QuartzBuilder in 32-bit mode. See the QuartzBuilder documentation for details.

What's your biggest problem with Quartz Composer?

This question's about you. See also the accompanying poll, Why don't your friends use Quartz Composer?.

(You may choose more than one response, or write in a response if a problem isn't mentioned.)

Why don't your friends use Quartz Composer?

This question's about people you know. See also the accompanying poll, What's your biggest problem with Quartz Composer?.

(You may choose more than one response, or write in a response if a problem isn't mentioned.)

What do you use QC for?

Thinking about the future of QC, and how to focus our (Kineme's) efforts, we're wondering: What do you use QC for, as of summer 2012?

Select all that apply. Feel free to leave a comment to elaborate.

Release: ARTools, v20120106

Release Type: Beta
Version: 20120106
Release Notes

Initial beta release.

@balaban (balabanGoran, balaban@friedpictures.com) commissioned the AR Marker Detector patch.