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Rendering Quartz Composer compositions

If you have made a Quartz composition you might sometimes want to render it out frame by frame to another format. Here is the way that I found to get the best quality: 1. You need a Quicktime Pro license, which is a paid upgrade to the free Quicktime Player. Get it – it’s useful every day when you work with motion graphics. 2. Open the qtz file in Quicktime Pro. 3. Hit ‘Save as’ and set the duration you want for the final movie. Now the file has been saved as a .mov file, but we’re not done. The file is still basically just a .qtz file in a Quicktime packaging. Step 3 4. Open the new .mov file in Quicktime (if it has not automatically opened in a window already) 5. Hit cmd+J to display the movie properties 6. Click on the second line where it says Quartz […]

Controlling Modul8 with your Iphone or Ipod Touch

I have found out how to use my iPod Touch as a controller for the Modul8 VJ app. You need the OSCemote app for the iPod and the OSCulator app on your mac. Here’s the recipe: 1. On the iPod Touch / iPhone go to app store and download OSCemote. You can try the free version first just to try it out 2. On the mac download OSCulator from here: 3. Install Osculator and look in the folders for the OSCemote file. Launch the Osculator by opening this file 4. Open OSCemote on the iphone and fill out the IP address and port of your Mac. Make sure the port is the same as configured in OSCulator. You should see a ‘connected’ message. 5. Try some of the buttons and see how the lamps in OSCulator light up yellow to indicate there is a signal Now you can try some […]