QuartzBuilder Window Dimensions in Full Screen

In Quartz Builder it would be very useful if we could display a composition in full screen mode, but fix the composition's dimensions. In this way you would have the composition centered on screen without the distractions of everything behind it. We should be able to pick the background color and even add a shadow behind the composition if desired. Doing this would preclude the user from having to build compositions which display properly given unknown rendering destination dimensions at development time when not required.

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Re: QuartzBuilder Window Dimensions in Full Screen

Can you elaborate a bit more on this? Specifically, regarding the shadow, are you suggesting having the "quartz" shadow (when rendering Cocoa widgets on a transparent window) applied to QC-rendered stuff (so a sphere on a transparent background would have a circular shadow)? I'm not sure I've ever seen that -- NSOpenGLContexts don't normally get cocoa shadows from what I've seen, so I don't know if that's possible or not (without lots of extra work).

Otherwise, a custom background color with a specifically sized (640x480, for example) context placed in the center isn't too difficult at all -- some work, but nothing too crazy.