Syphon and mad mapper.

sophi--e's picture

Hello Kineme people, I'm new to Quartz Composer, MadMapper and Resolume but learning fast. I recently have been playing with QC and have been trying to syphon it into Mad. I have downloaded the plug in and i can save a QC file and it will work if i drag and drop the saved file in ( into the QC area near the movies images etc)

However, there is another option in which to syphon, and it doesn't work. Can i use syphon to change things on QC live and if so am i missing something? How do i do it?

Plus on the syphon of QC in Mad it receives something but not image/animation shows.

Any help would be much appreciated.

Thank you

PS Kineme is amazing

Image importer speed up?

vaportrail's picture

Hi! I have a problem with the image importer patch. In my composition I have a basic directory scanner -> image downloader -> billboard chain+syphon client. In the folder there are several thousands of images, all max 1440x1080, medium to low jpeg settings. The goal is to show them smooth at 30fps and record it with syphon recorder at FullHD/30p.

However, the composition does not run steady at 30fps. Photos from my digital camera run at max. 20fps, whereas other images (screenshots, isight photos, etc) run at 30fps. Everything runs really fast, but the difference in speed between the different kind of images are really noticeable. Moreover, I sometimes get a "black frame" when loading the next image happens a little too slow, and that also shows up in the video recorded with syphon. In some cases there are even some glitch effects in the syhpon video or the recording breaks.

I have an 2011 MacBook Pro, running Snow Leopard with 8gb ram and a AMD Radeon HD 6750M Graphic with 1gb.

Is there a way to speed up the image importing process and balance everything? There is an option called "Maximum Cache size"in the image importer patch, but it only caches the past images. Quartz Crystal works fine, but it is necessary to run everything in realtime.

thanks for your help, Sebastian

quartz composition into syphon

stj's picture

Hi, I am trying to get a QC composition into Syphon. The Syphon plugin is installed, and the QC files in the library/application support/freeframe folder. That works for any of the applications I am using (SyphonCamera, Delicode NI-mate etc.). But QC doesn't work... Any ideas what I could try? Thank you!

Bezier Iterate (Composition by gtoledo3)

Author: gtoledo3
License: MIT
Date: 2012.05.20
Compatibility: 10.6
Required plugins:

This composition uses Kineme2D's Bezier Path With Curve and the Grid With Bezier Path. It iterates the Bezier Path With Curve in a way that allows you to subdivide a grid by multiple beziers, and warp along the path.

(This seems to expose a slight counter-intuitive or wrong aspect of Grid With Bezier Path - as the grid is composed of more beziers, UV's shift some. In practice, this isn't a big deal, because the texture scale can be adjusted with Image Texturing Properties.)

This will need Kineme2D and Data Tools. Syphon Server is incidental, but that will be needed to for the composition to fully restore.

Tested in 10.6.

Syphon Server and Mesh Renderer


When I activate a syphon server with Source OpenGL scene, the Mesh Renderer disappear ?

See example attached

Any idea