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Quarz Composer

Quartz Composer is a graphics development environment that allows you to explore the incredible power of the graphics stack of Mac OS X Tiger. With Quartz Composer, you can easily combine the capabilities of Cocoa, Quartz 2D, Core Image, OpenGL, and QuickTime, all using an approachable visual programming paradigm. Use Quartz Composer to prototype Core Image filters, build engaging screen savers, create custom user-interface widgets, make data-driven visual effects, and even perform live performance animations. More Info


29/05/2012 / iPhone, Quarz Composer

InstaCRT is a project and an iPhone camera app by Martin Ström, Ruben Broman and Erik Wåhlström. The project started as an idea to see how a “real world” filter for photos (like the popular Histamatic and Instagram apps) would work, except their filter is ...
    Matthew Biderman – Event Horizon
Several prominent currents run through the oeuvre of Montreal's Matthew Biederman – data systems, politics, broadcast media, performance and the promotion of awareness of northern landscapes and cultures. Another interest that is evident across Biederman's body of work is colour, a ...

27/09/2011 / Quarz Composer, Sound

Created by Émile Sacré, Kulbuto is an installation and an instrument, exploring possibilities of non-uniform compositions by both visualising what is being created and using the visual content as the driving force behind the rhythmic cycles. The formal outcome of Kulbuto is based ...

10/08/2011 / Processing, Quarz Composer

The Creators was made as a final 3rd year project for the Information Visualisation Studio in the Bachelor of Design Computing at the University of Sydney, an interaction-design focused degree. The project was a response to a design brief that ...

17/02/2010 / iPhone, Quarz Composer

The team behind DMX Remote app Luminair have just released a new free plug-in for Apple's Quartz Composer called Pixelnode. Pixelnode enables lighting and multimedia designers to turn Apple’s Quartz Composer into a powerful live media-server, controllable via DMX lighting ...

03/01/2010 / Quarz Composer

Created by Anton Marini aka vade, v002 Rutt/Etra plugin brings emulation of the classic Rutt Etra raster based analog video synthesizer to Quartz Composer. The original Rutt/Etra machine was one of the first voltage-controlled video special effects systems and video synthesizers named ...

24/12/2009 / Processing, Quarz Composer

Inspired by the brilliant use of an early 80's concept in the recent OKGo 'WTF' video (see below), Mehmet Akten aka memo created this little open-source demo in Processing. It works in real-time with a webcam. You can download the source ...

17/12/2009 / Mac, Quarz Composer, Windows

Inspired by the recent post on Skytopia, Tom Beddard created a 3D Mandelbulb Ray Tracer as a Quarz Composer and Pixel Bender plugin that will allow you to generate very similar 3D Mandelbrot fractals. Unlike many other 3D fractals the Mandelbulb continues ...

23/11/2009 / Quarz Composer

Glitch pattern generator is the latest app by David Szauder we mentioned few days ago (Curly Code). Currently in it's second alpha only, the app lets you generate some glitch-patterns from your webcam or from existing quicktime mov files. Built using QuarzComposer, ...

11/11/2009 / Quarz Composer

CurlyCode is a 3D, realtime drawing application built using Quartz Composer, with several effects (some audio reactive), shaders, and postFX-s. Created by Berlin based David Szauder as a media art project and a non commercial software, CC is the realization ...