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Release: GL Tools, v20090205 (1.2)

Release Type: Beta
Version: 20090205 (1.2)
Release Notes

This update to GLTools provides numerous enhancements and a few fixes.

  • updated ReadPixels patch is public, and supports depth buffer reading as well as color buffer. Much faster, too.
  • updated GridRenderer private patch allows automatic subdivision (for faking perspective projection). The Grid Generator was fixed so it doesn't crash on start/stop cycles.
  • an amazingly cool Line Expression patch allows for parametric curves
  • the GL Scissor patch, for enabling rendering in specific subregions of the screen (similar to the ViewPort patch, but without re-scaling)
  • Some cleanup and optimization of other patches.

The plugin zip also contains sample compositions.

Release is planned sometime tomorrow or saturday, so please bang on it to make sure it's up to snuff.

GLTools-20090205.zip481.1 KB

Installation Instructions

Place the plugin file in
/Users/[you]/Library/Graphics/Quartz Composer Patches/
(Create the folder if it doesn't already exist.)

A set of patches for drawing GL primitives and modifying the GL environment.

Source code is available on GitHub.


Logo by @usefuldesign.au.

Known issues

  • The GL Field of View patch doesn't work properly on Mac OS 10.9 (it produces stretched output).