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Forbidden Fruit

Just a heads up for all you exciting users.

I, cwright, am starting an exciting new journey at a company located in Cupertino, California, on Monday, February 1st, 2010. You can probably guess what I'll be working on ;)

So, depending on how permissions work out, I might be silent here for a while. However, I will certainly be plastering QC propaganda on the mailing list, and will try to post it here too, of course.

Release: PowerInfo, v0.1

Release Type: Production
Version: 0.1
Release Notes

This patch provides information on available power sources.

Unlike the "Battery Info" sample plugin provided with Xcode Developer Tools, this patch reports information on external power sources (such as a UPS), and multiple simultaneous power sources.



QuartzBuilder allows you to easily create applications from your Quartz Composer creations, without having to muck about in Xcode.

Your compositions are encrypted, and Official API plugins, Unofficial API plugins, and simple resources are automatically bundled with the generated application.

Cocoa NSApplication and NSWindow events and properties are exposed to the composition, allowing unprecedented control over the rendering environment — for example, the window can be made full-screen on launch.

Download the trial below, or buy a license now.

When unregistered, output apps are limited to 55 patches.

Blobber Flow (Composition by gtoledo3)

Author: gtoledo3
License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs
Date: 2009.09.12
Compatibility: 10.5, 10.6
Required plugins:

This is a composition that makes use of the Kineme3D HeightField patch and particle systems. It can achieve a fairly wide variety of looks, including very liquid like objects, flows, spiky textures, light beams, tunnels, wire frame, and GL Point based particle systems.

Twirler (Composition by gtoledo3)

Author: gtoledo3
License: (unknown)
Date: 2009.09.10
Compatibility: 10.5, 10.6
Required plugins:

This is a composition that takes an image and warps it using GLSL, a Sphere renderer, and Kineme3D HeightField. It also incorporates Kineme GL Tools Polygon Mode.