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Release: QuartzBuilder, v1.3

Release Type: Production
Version: 1.3
Release Notes

Changes since QuartzBuilder 1.2

  • Added option to store values of published input parameters between built application launches (net.kineme.qb.saveInputParameters composition key).
  • Added option to force aspect ratio on built application window (net.kineme.qb.aspectRatio composition key).
  • Added option to stop rendering composition when built application loses focus (net.kineme.qb.pauseWhenUnfocused composition key).
  • Added ability to copy from / paste into the published parameters window of built applications.
  • Added option to select the architecture of the built application (32-bit/64-bit universal, 64-bit-only, or 32-bit-only). If plugins required by the built application are 32-bit-only or 64-bit-only, the architecture is selected automatically.
  • QuartzBuilder now automatically reloads compositions after they’ve been edited and saved in the Quartz Composer Editor.
  • Fixed issue with using registered Kineme plugins in built applications.
  • Fixed issue where file timestamps in built applications were incorrect.
  • QuartzBuilder is now Intel-only — both the application itself and built applications.

Known Issues

  • To build an application that contains 32-bit-only plugins, you must run QuartzBuilder in 32-bit mode. (To choose a 32-bit-only architecture for the built application, you do not need to run QuartzBuilder in 32-bit mode.)
QuartzBuilder-1.3.zip937.67 KB

Installation Instructions

Double-click the .zip file to uncompress the application. Place the application in your /Applications/ folder. Double-click the application.

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.

Documentation and Examples

See the QuartzBuilder Documentation on the Kineme Wiki.

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 apps will work properly on Mac OS 10.8 and above. Our focus has shifted to developing Vuo.