Release: KinemeCore, v0.5.2

Release Type: Production
Version: 0.5.2
Release Notes

Changes since KinemeCore 0.5.1

  • compatible with Mac OS 10.7
  • disabled "Snap To Grid", since snapping is built-in since 10.6.

Known Issues

  • plugin installation assistant crashes on 10.7; disabled.
  • spotlight importer doesn't install automatically on 10.7 (but you can manually copy it to /Library/Spotlight)
  • syncing with the composition repository doesn't work; disabled
  • reporting crashes to doesn't work; disabled
  • stepping the viewer frame-by-frame doesn't work on 10.7; disabled
  • "slim title bars" feature doesn't work; disabled
  • editor scroll bar tweaks don't work; disabled
  • "full screen on start up" doesn't work; disabled

Release: Alpha Blend Mode, v1.1

Release Type: Production
Version: 1.1
Release Notes

Source code is available on GitHub.

Changes since AlphaBlendMode 1.0

  • Compatibility with Mac OS 10.7
  • Dropped PPC support (PPC users: continue using AlphaBlendMode 1.0)

Release: Kineme2D, v1.0

Release Type: Production
Version: 1.0
Release Notes

Known Issues

Sample composition Kineme2D-latheBalloon.qtz doesn't work on Leopard because it uses the Mouse Interaction patch.

Triangle Structure With Vector and Extrusion With Vector will not generate triangles, and may under rare circumstances crash, when given a vector that intersects itself.

Vector Structure With SVG supports only a subset of the SVG language.

Supported SVG features include:

  • SVG files generated by Adobe Illustrator
  • Some path elements (moveto, lineto, cubic, close)
  • Basic shapes (rect, circle, ellipse, line, polyline, polygon)
  • Text
  • Groups
  • Transforms
  • Stroke/fill attributes

Unsupported SVG features include:

  • Size units other than pixels (inches, ems, percentages, ...)
  • Gradients
  • CSS
  • Scripting
  • Animation


@bernardo created the Kineme2D logo.

@gtoledo3 and contributed to the sample compositions.

Kineme2D uses the GNU Triangulated Surface Library, which is licensed under the LGPL. Our modifications are provided.



The Kineme2D plugin provides support for drawing vector graphics in Quartz Composer.

  • Create and combine lines, curves, text, and more.
  • Hit-test against vector graphics.
  • Morph, add noise, flatten.
  • Triangulate, extrude, lathe.
  • Import SVG files.

For documentation on 2D drawing concepts used in Kineme2D, see the Quartz guide.

Download the 7-day trial below, or buy a license now.

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: CVTools, v0.3

Release Type: Production
Version: 0.3
Release Notes

Changes since CVTools 0.2

  • Added support for garbage-collected execution environments (such as ScreenSaverEngine).
  • Enabled most patches to run in QC's Safe Mode.