Learning Quartz Composer: A Hands-On Guide to Creating Motion Graphics with Quartz

eBook Details:

  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional; 1st edition (July 28, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0321636945
  • ISBN-13: 978-0321636942

eBook Description:

Create Amazing Real-Time Motion Graphics with Quartz Composer!

Apple’s Quartz Composer makes it amazingly easy to create real-time graphics of all kinds: for screensavers, animations, kiosk art, film effects, Dashboard Widgets, graphically-rich apps, and more. But few content creators use QC, because they’ve had practically no useful help until now. In this book/DVD bundle, two renowned VJs who’ve pushed this tool to the limit show you how to do it, too!

Learning Quartz Composer: A Hands-On Guide to Creating Motion Graphics with Quartz Composer

You needn’t be a technical expert: Graham Robinson and Surya Buchwald introduce each concept through a hands-on project, with videos demonstrating every step. They start extremely simple, offering beautiful visual feedback and encouraging you to freely explore. The video and text work together to help you build mastery fast, as you create everything from data-driven effects to compelling live performance visuals!

Apple’s Quartz Composer makes it amazingly easy to create real-time graphics of all kinds: for screensavers, animations, kiosk art, film effects, Dashboard Widgets, graphically-rich apps, and more. But few content creators use QC, because they’ve had practically no useful help until now. In this book/DVD bundle, two renowned VJs who’ve pushed this tool to the limit show you how to do it, too!

You needn’t be a technical expert: Graham Robinson and Surya Buchwald introduce each concept through a hands-on project, with videos demonstrating every step. They start extremely simple, offering beautiful visual feedback and encouraging you to freely explore. The video and text work together to help you build mastery fast, as you create everything from data-driven effects to compelling live performance visuals!

Coverage includes:

  • Mastering Quartz Composer’s powerful interface
  • Grabbing live inputs from music or cameras for unique interaction and improvisation
  • Outputting video files for everything from smartphone screens to HD video edits
  • Using built-in image filters to add visual effects
  • Creating organic motion with LFOs, interpolation, and trackballs
  • Fixing problems and figuring out what you did wrong
  • Making rain, fire, and other cool stuff with particles
  • Integrating MIDI musical instruments and other audio resources
  • Mastering lighting and timelines
  • Building richer environments with replication, iteration, and 3D modeling
  • Pushing the boundaries with secret patches, CoreImage filters, and GLSL

Learning Quartz Composer: A Hands-On Guide to Creating Motion Graphics with Quartz Composer

If you’re a motion graphics designer, filmmaker, VJ, artist, interactive programmer, Cocoa developer, or any other type of “Maker,” this book will guide you from acolyte to wizard in no time… and it just might be the most fun instructional you’ll ever read!

Create Amazing Real-Time Motion Graphics with Quartz Composer!

Apple’s Quartz Composer makes it amazingly easy to create real-time graphics of all kinds: for screensavers, animations, kiosk art, film effects, Dashboard Widgets, graphically-rich apps, and more. But few content creators use QC, because they’ve had practically no useful help until now. In this book/DVD bundle, two renowned VJs who’ve pushed this tool to the limit show you how to do it, too!

You needn’t be a technical expert: Graham Robinson and Surya Buchwald introduce each concept through a hands-on project, with videos demonstrating every step. They start extremely simple, offering beautiful visual feedback and encouraging you to freely explore. The video and text work together to help you build mastery fast, as you create everything from data-driven effects to compelling live performance visuals!

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