Release: QuartzCrystal, v2.0

Release Type: Production
Version: 2.0
Release Notes

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Changes since QuartzCrystal 1.4

  • Added ability to record mouse, keyboard, and scroll events and play them back while rendering a composition.
  • Now supports rendering images up to 4096x4096 via the GUI (without antialiasing).
  • Now allows motion blur amounts between 1 and 16 via the GUI.
  • Improved support for color profiles on ATI X1600.
  • Fixed rendered-image-too-dark issue when rendering with motion blur.
  • Fixed crash when canceling in-progress renders on Snow Leopard.
  • Simplified idle composition.
  • Reduced severity of defaced images when QuartzCrystal is unregistered.
  • Added translation en español.

How to Record Input to a Composition

  1. Drag a composition into the QuartzCrystal window.
  2. Click the Record Input button.
  3. Click the Record button and interact with the composition. QuartzCrystal will record mouse, keyboard, and scroll events.
  4. Click the Pause button.
  5. Click the Go To Beginning button followed by the Play button to review your interactions.
  6. If you want to record over (overwrite) any section of the recording, click Play and then Pause when you reach the beginning of that section. Make sure the record mode is set to Replace Events. Click Record and record new events.
  7. If you want to add events to (overdub) any section of the recording without overwriting the existing events, do the same as above but make sure the record mode is set to Add Events.
  8. If you want to delete all events recorded so far, click Clear.
  9. When you're finished recording, click Done. The recording is automatically saved to a .QCRecording file in the same folder as the composition. If you later re-open the composition in QuartzCrystal, the saved recording is automatically loaded into QuartzCrystal. If you don't want QuartzCrystal to load the saved recording, rename or delete the .QCRecording file.
  10. Click Render.

Known Issues

  • Mouse-dragged events performed on a Trackball patch render weirdly when playing back in the Record Input window, but don't affect the rendered movie.
  • Record Input uses a single-stream event model -- it assumes that a mouse-up (or key-up) event is paired with the most recent mouse-down (or key-down) event, and not an earlier mouse-down (or key-down) event. As a result, mouse-up/mouse-down and key-up/key-down events can get mismatched when recording in Add Events mode.
  • For mouse-up, mouse-down, key-up, and key-down events, at most one event can be rendered per frame. If multiple events occur per frame, then the events carry over into subsequent frames. As a workaround, you can render with motion blur, or render at a higher framerate.

Release: NetworkTools, v1.2

Release Type: Production
Version: 1.2
Release Notes

Changes since NetworkTools 1.1

  • Fixed bug that caused HTTP Server patch to consume excessive CPU and memory for connections that have timed out.

Release: NetworkTools, v1.1

Release Type: Production
Version: 1.1
Release Notes

Changes since NetworkTools 1.0

  • Added compatibility for OS X 10.5

Release: Kineme3D, v1.3

Release Type: Production
Version: 1.3
Release Notes

Changes since Kineme3D 1.2

(beta v20100307)

  • Fixed issue when rendering inside Render In Image (save/restore array buffer binding)
  • Fixed a potential crash condition when loading corrupt .md2 files.
  • Switched .obj, .dxf, .3ds, and .dae file loading from FBXSDK to Open Asset Import.
  • Added support for a bunch of other formats provided by Open Asset Import.

(beta v20100312)

  • Fixed crash when attempting to load meshes with no 3D geometry.
  • Updated drag-and-drop mesh loading to reflect new formats.


  • Added object names as structure keys for 3D Object Loader patch's Objects output port.
  • Fixed some intermittent crashes when using .fbx files.
  • Fixed crash when attempting to load models with no texture coordinates.


Thanks to @gtoledo3 for his work on the structure explode.qtz sample composition.

Release: NetworkTools, v1.0

Release Type: Production
Version: 1.0
Release Notes

Initial release.