, produced by Kineme Interactive Media
, allows for the bundling of 3rd party plugins and other essential resources along with the composition dependent upon these, into a standalone executable, the contents of which are encrypted.
This means that any one running OS X Leopard can view such applications without having to install Quartz Composer, the Developer Tools or indeed, any of the 3rd Party plugins included with the composition.
Outputs can be for a Desktop, full screen application, a floating window, a normal application window, a shield or as protocolised screen saver.
Additional configurations are available, enabling animated resizing, listening or not to mouse events, applying of window name, background colour and window position.
This is a quick thumbnail, cover the bases, tutorial for how to add a pre-existing quartz composition into a Quartz Builder template and appropriately configure the Quartz Builder templated version of that composition for export as a Quartz Builder application, running transparent and bordeless. Thanks to Christopher Wright
and George Toledo
for their initial exemplars posted at Kineme upon the initial launch of Quartz Builder.
The template used in purposing the tutorial composition prior to its export from Quartz Builder. is basically a stock template, installed by with Quartz Builder.
This author has purposely chosen to use a composition for this tutorial that requires little or no other plugins installed to run straight out of the box.
All you'll need is Quartz Composer, a working version of Quartz Builder, a little time and a little patience with, & attention to some fine details and you could soon be passing QB apps of your own around. This particular tutorial doesn't fully explore all the various possibilities inherent in the design of Quartz Builder. The main template used contains a variety of configurable features, we have only used those features essential to the production of the deliberately simple desktop toy being produced. You are welcome to alter and amend the attached example files, see link below.
Quartz Builder Tutorial - A Simple Desktop Toy
Download the example files used in this tutorial