Introduction to Quartz Composer

Quartz Composer Exercise 1, Rotating CubeDuring week 7 of KKB210: Computational Arts 1, we were introduced to Quartz Composer. Quartz Composer uses patches to create a composition framework of audio and video through different classes and protocols.

Our first exercise was to make a rotating cube and apply the provided Marilyn painting to each side in a different colour. This was reasonably easy as the colours could all be controlled just by changing the settings in the cube Patch Inspector.

We simply had to create the cube, apply an interpolation to it, and add an image importer that sent the image to each side of the cube. After entering the cube Patch Inspector, each side could have it’s colour quickly and easily changed and appear through the image of Marilyn.

The .qtz file is available here and the Quicktime movie is available here.

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2 Responses to “Introduction to Quartz Composer”

  1. [...] has a rotating cube, with a single Marilyn image on each side similar to what we had to make in the first exercise, except that it has two extra interpolations, so it now has one for each axis that it can rotate [...]

  2. [...] on this exercise in the lab, I found that Pd was quite simple to use, though, after working in Quartz Composer in the following tutorial, Quartz is definitely a nicer patching program to use, though I am not [...]

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