Visual Programming Using Quartz Composer, Syphon

This workshop is intended for people who want to learn how to create real-time motion graphics using Quartz Composer. During the two-day workshop, participants will learn the basics of node-based programming in QC and some advanced techniques for real-time graphics and animation. The participants will also learn how to combine QC with other applications using Syphon.

Quartz Composer is a visual programming environment, included with Apple’s developer tools, that allows you to quickly creates ophisticated motion graphics compositions without having to write code. It is a very powerful tool for quick prototyping and also for creating finished applications.

Syphon is an open-source Mac OS technology that allows to share still and moving images between Mac OS applications in real-time.

The proposed duration of the workshop is of 2 days:

Day 1:
- Introduction to QC and node-based programming
- Installation and setting up the software and plugins
- The basic workflow for image processing in QC
- Generative graphics in QC
- Real-time animation techniques

Day 2:
- Creating stand-alone applications
- Integration of QC compositions in other applications (VDMX, CoGe, MadMapper)
- Using Syphon in QC

Final performances on 13.04.2013.
Experimental audiovisual performance guided by Matti Niinimäki and Krisjanis Rijnieks in collaboration with a sound artis

Creative Coding for Live Visuals videot:
Creative Coding for Live Visuals
The Creative Coding for Live Visuals event has been developed at the Pixelache Helsinki platform by Irīna Špičaka and included to the Pixelversity 2013 programme.
The whole event has happened in co-operation with the AAVE festival and consisted of:
- 3 creative coding workshops: AVVX by Nuno Correia, Cinder by Krišjānis Rijnieks, Quartz Composer by Matti Niinimäki
- AV performances with participation of DKSTR & MÅNSTERI, Sander Mölder, Axel Thesleff & Video Jack, Baltic Diving Co.
- Audiovisual media installation Metasphere by Irīna Špičaka, Krišjānis Rijnieks and Platon Buravicky

Documentation by Jānis Rijnieks, editing by Krišjānis Rijnieks.