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.

Something new

We love Quartz Composer, and we've had a great time creating with the Kineme community! However, creating plugins for QC has become increasingly frustrating for our team, since Apple's QC development subsided. So we decided to build a new visual programming environment that we could pour all our efforts into without hesitation — Vuo! (Read the whole story.) We hope you'll consider contributing to development by purchasing a copy!

Release: QC Patch Xcode Template, v1.0

Release Type: Production
Version: 1.0
Release Notes

Changes since version 0.5

  • Supports Snow Leopard (OS X 10.6)
  • Provides source code for unofficial QC patch API
  • Provides source code for example patches

Known Issues

Warning: This is a private API. Apple does not allow apps created using private APIs to be sold in the App Store.

Release: KinectTools, v0.3

Release Type: Production
Version: 0.3
Release Notes

Source code is available on GitHub.

Changes since KinectTools 0.2

  • Significantly improved performance.
  • Inverted depth buffer output (now near=light, far=dark).
  • Added Accelerometer output.
  • Added Device ID input (to select among multiple Kinects connected to the same host).

Known Issues

  • Color fringes on RGB image.
  • Kinect model 1414 is supported, but Kinect model 1473 is not supported.

Art-Net Tools

$15.00
$15.00

Kineme Art-Net Tools provides two patches for interacting with Art-Net devices:

  • ArtDmx Sender Patch --- Broadcasts a structure of DMX values to the specified IP Network, Sub-Net, and Universe.
  • ArtDmx Receiver Patch --- Receives broadcast DMX values from the specified Sub-Net and Universe.

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Release: ChartTools, v1.1

Release Type: Production
Version: 1.1
Release Notes

Changes since ChartTools 1.0

  • Added support for scatter plots (arbitrary X values) --- toggle the new "X Values" input to the Kineme Chart Data: XY patch, and provide X and Y values in a structure of keys and values or of ordered pairs. Added a sample composition for scatter plots.
  • Added "Margin" input to the Kineme Chart Renderer patch.
  • Added "Marker Font" and "Custom Glyph" inputs to the Kineme Chart Data: XY patch.
  • Improved performance of the Kineme Chart Renderer patch.
  • Fixed Kineme Chart Renderer patch so that the chart image changes when a data set is removed.
  • Removed question marks from Kineme Chart Renderer patch inputs.

Known Issues

None.

OpenCL Sculpt (Composition by gtoledo3)

Author: gtoledo3
License: (Other — see description)
Date: 2010.07.19
Compatibility: 10.6
Categories:
Required plugins:
(none)

This composition is a demo that shows how to setup an interactive sculpt method with the Apple Mesh engine in Snow Leopard.

Shoutout to cwright for a question he answered a long time ago (hmm, 2 years? Time flies...) where the resolution was to take a Kineme3D warp and sample the output with a sample and hold before the renderer, so that a gravity warp would freeze on mouse up, and clear on mouse down.

After that lingered in my mind, I realized I could setup a feedback/multiplexer loop that would allow one to do a type of additive sculpting that wouldn't clear the sample and hold data every time a mouse down event occurred, but additionally clear it if I wished with a secondary mouse button.

A recent discussion about pushing around vertices in OpenCL led me to whip this up, since I was pretty sure the routine could be applied to OpenCL just as easily.

So, this uses that kind of sample and hold based feedback loop with multiplexers to allow one to use a mesh filter in a way that adds the results of deformation to the resulting mesh with each push/pull motion. This is very similar to some sculpting and vertex push functions in modeling programs.

Rev History- .01- Slight tweak to improve clearing mesh filter effect.

ChartTools

$19.00
$19.00

The Kineme ChartTools plugin provides support for rendering charts in Quartz Composer.

  • Area, Column, Line, and Pie charts
  • Linear or Logarithmic Axes
  • Multiple Overlaid Data Sets
  • Data Point Labels

Based on Apple's GraphKit framework.

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Unsupported on OS X Mountain Lion (10.8) and above

Please download the trial and make sure it meets your needs before purchasing. Due to bugs in Apple's Quartz Composer framework, we cannot guarantee that Kineme plugins will work properly on Mac OS 10.8 and above. Our focus has shifted to developing Vuo.

Release: GLTools, v1.6

Release Type: Production
Version: 1.6
Release Notes

Changes since 1.5

  • Fixed issue with GL Stereo Environment flickering on Mac OS X 10.6.
  • Added new GL Structure Renderer patch --- renders its subpatches multiple times, once for each element in the provided structure, after applying the specified transformation.
  • Source code is available on GitHub.

Thanks to @toneburst, @gtoledo3, and @cybero for help sorting this out.

Known issues

  • The GL Field of View patch doesn't work properly on Mac OS 10.9 (it produces stretched output).

Forbidden Fruit

Just a heads up for all you exciting kineme.net users.

I, cwright, am starting an exciting new journey at a company located in Cupertino, California, on Monday, February 1st, 2010. You can probably guess what I'll be working on ;)

So, depending on how permissions work out, I might be silent here for a while. However, I will certainly be plastering QC propaganda on the mailing list, and will try to post it here too, of course.

Release: PowerInfo, v0.1

Release Type: Production
Version: 0.1
Release Notes

This patch provides information on available power sources.

Unlike the "Battery Info" sample plugin provided with Xcode Developer Tools, this patch reports information on external power sources (such as a UPS), and multiple simultaneous power sources.

QuartzBuilder

$25.00
$25.00

QuartzBuilder allows you to easily create applications from your Quartz Composer creations, without having to muck about in Xcode.

Your compositions are encrypted, and Official API plugins, Unofficial API plugins, and simple resources are automatically bundled with the generated application.

Cocoa NSApplication and NSWindow events and properties are exposed to the composition, allowing unprecedented control over the rendering environment — for example, the window can be made full-screen on launch.

Download the trial below, or buy a license now.

When unregistered, output apps are limited to 55 patches.