Make a Reusable Sprite Component in TouchDesigner

Make a Reusable Sprite Component in TouchDesigner

One of the great strengths of TouchDesigner is its custom component system, where you can make powerful, reusable items. This video goes through creating a 2D sprite with controls for changing its image and modifying its alpha live. It will be a 3D object, so we can move it around in XYZ, rotate it, use [...]

Using the EMIT Quartz Composer Library

Using the EMIT Quartz Composer Library

A screen capture of building a quick visualization using the custom Quartz Composer library EMIT from Rybotron. Music: Four Tet – Love Cry Download EMIT here

Playtime for Selkie and Momo

Playtime for Selkie and Momo

Selkie is the Aerialist who performs with The Glitch Mob. After the LA Show, we got together to play with some realtime projection + dancing stuff. I had only my phone (Samsung Droid Charge) to record with, hence the low-res image. The first video is an openFrameworks visual I’m working on, controlled here with the [...]

New Movie Loader in Quartz Composer for Snow Leopard

New Movie Loader in Quartz Composer for Snow Leopard

Exploring the awesome updates to the Movie Loader patch in the new Quartz Composer for Snow Leopard

Structure in VJ Performance

Structure in VJ Performance

An exploration of Structure – 4 Layers for Visual Performance.

Cut Up Video using Lucifer and Ableton Live

Cut Up Video using Lucifer and Ableton Live

Make realtime AV Cutups the easy way – with Lucifer and Ableton Live

Quartz Composer: 3D Cubes and Audio Input

Quartz Composer: 3D Cubes and Audio Input

A Beginner’s Tutorial on Lighting, Cubes and Audio Input to make an Interactive Toy in Quartz Composer.

AV Challenge 2: Part One, Making the Clips

AV Challenge 2: Part One, Making the Clips

Momo the Monster’s Method for AV Madness

Loop-R VJ Touchscreen System

Loop-R VJ Touchscreen System

Homemade Performance system from visual_basiq

Playsonic: AV Fun with a Game Controller

Playsonic: AV Fun with a Game Controller

From the 2007 Maker Faire – a project where Video Art meets Gaming and DJing

Retinal Rumble

Retinal Rumble

Show Me Yours and I’ll Show You Mine – live Internet Video Battle at the 2007 Maker Faire.

AV Sequencing with Live + VDMX + Monome

AV Sequencing with Live + VDMX + Monome

A solution for hands-on live audiovisual performance

VJ Kung Fu Promo

VJ Kung Fu Promo

See the new VJKUNGFU.TV Promo!

Crossfader Triggering with the NuVJ

Crossfader Triggering with the NuVJ

Using the NuVJ for AudioVisual performance – a remix and demo.

NuVJ Crash Course

NuVJ Crash Course

The basics on the NuVJ – what the buttons do, what it’s like to mix with.

A VJ’s Pet – Lemur

A VJ’s Pet – Lemur

Introduction to the Lemur Multi-Touch Interface device. How to connect it up, some things you can do with it.

Build a Projector Mount that will Go Anywhere

Build a Projector Mount that will Go Anywhere

You can’t count on venues to have a proper place to put your projector. Build one of these and you can go anywhere.

Staring Into The Snow Preview

Staring Into The Snow Preview

Preview of an ambient abstract piece about losing yourself in the holiday season.

Maker Faire VJ Clips

Maker Faire VJ Clips

Free VJ-Ready Clips from the Maker Faire 2006

Play a Movie in Quartz Composer

Play a Movie in Quartz Composer

QC can look daunting at first – here’s how to get started.

How To Install Quartz Composer

How To Install Quartz Composer

Free video processing app from Apple – you may already have it!

Visit the VJ Kung Fu Channel on Vimeo to download the original, high-quality Quicktime.

How To Install Quartz Composer

These instructions are out-of-date! Check out iLoveQC for a better reference on How To Install Quartz Composer

Quartz Composer is an awesome realtime graphics tool, and comes free with OS X 10.4 and up.

To install, run the XCode Tools installer from your System Install Disc. If you’re not going to be developing applications, then you can do a custom install of just the ‘Developer Tools Software’ package, which requires the BSD Package and the Mac OS X SDK Package (all on your Disc).

Once installed, you can find it in HD > Developer > Applications > Graphics Tools > Quartz Composer.

My First-Run Recommendations:

Hit ‘Cancel’ on the New Composition from Template screen, go to Preferences, and choose At application startup: Do nothing. Go to File > New to open up a new blank template, and click ‘Heirarchy Browser” to simplify your screen a bit.

Now you’re ready to get started.

7 Responses to “How To Install Quartz Composer”

  1. VJ Kung Fu » Play a Movie in Quartz Composer Says:

    [...] Previous in QC 101 Series: Installing Quartz Composer Next in QC 101 Series: Exporting to Quicktime (coming soon)  Podcast Video: Download Share and Enjoy:   [...]

  2. mckay Says:

    Thanks man, im Vj too, i practice now with Quartz Composer, See you soon

  3. Dj2Truq Says:

    What if you dont have your disc…..

  4. momothemonster Says:

    Borrow a disk from a friend, perhaps?

    Sent from my iPod

  5. ALMIGHTY Says:

    I have my disc which disc is it? There are 2 disc. Mac info Mac OSX VER 10.6.8. Do I use disc 1 or disc 2? Thanks in advance.

  6. MarieRedden Says:

    Can I get one for free??

  7. Sean Says:

    Hi, and thanks for showing everybody so much.
    I'm wondering if you've tried the new Xcode 4.6 for Mtn lion. I downloaded the app from the appstore, but I can't find QC–even with a system search. From what I understand QC works inside Xcode, and this is the only xcode available for Mtn lion. Do you have any information about this? I've wasted hours pouring over Xcode and looking at Mac's website documentation. They're not saying much. I'd love to use Xcode 4.4, but they've taken that off the developer site. You have to go thru the app store.
    Sean

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