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Release: GL Tools, v20080202

Release Type: Beta
Version: 20080202
Release Notes

This beta addresses a few loading issues that have been reported.

Sometimes, on rare occasions, QC compositions using GL patches exhibit strange behaviour when loading (usually, by just drawing the checkerboard, with an "init failed" message in the console). Spline value loading also got some error checking (there was a report of incorrect values for unattached inputs sometimes.. I've not been able to duplicate it, but this may correct it?)

Polygon Mode also go properly branded (it was missing "Kineme" in the title, so it looked like a built-in patch)

No real big functional changes.

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franz's picture

i'm glad to learn that the checkerboard bug on start was Kineme related. I just couldn't understand why sometimes my comp didn't start. Also, cool to know that this has been solved.

cwright's picture

Hopefully it's correctly addressed. I've not had it happen since I built this beta, so I'm thinking I found it (the setup method returns something totally different in Leopard that it does in Tiger). If it happens again, please let me know. The current alpha of kineme 3d may also trip this from time to time, I've fixed it there too, but I haven't released a new alpha to address that yet so please check the console before blaming gltools :)

Installation Instructions

Place the plugin file in
/Users/[you]/Library/Graphics/Quartz Composer Patches/
(Create the folder if it doesn't already exist.)

A set of patches for drawing GL primitives and modifying the GL environment.

Source code is available on GitHub.


Logo by @usefuldesign.au.

Known issues

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