SuperCollider CLASSES

QuartzComposerView

view for rendering Quartz Composer Compositions
Inherits from: View : QObject : Object

Description

QuartzComposerView allows for the rendering of Quartz Composer Compositions within SC on OSX. Quartz Composer is a visual programming environment for processing and rendering graphical data, which is distributed free of charge as part of Apple's XCode Development Tools. QC is highly optimised to work with the OSX graphics system, and in general should be more efficient than Pen. For more information on QC see: https://developer.apple.com/library/mac/documentation/GraphicsImaging/Conceptual/QuartzComposerUserGuide/qc_intro/qc_intro.html and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quartz_Composer

You can access input and output ports using the methods setInputValue, getInputValue and getOutputValue, or (do to a slight of hand in the implementation, using the port keys as getters and setters directly. The following two lines of code are thus equivalent:

myQCView.setInputValue(\valueIn, 1);
myQCView.valueIn = 1;

Class Methods

Inherited class methods

Undocumented class methods

*qtClass

Instance Methods

-path

-path = argpath

Get or set the path of the currently composition as a String.

-inputKeys

Get the keys of the current composition's input ports.

Returns:

An Array of Symbols.

-outputKeys

Get the keys of the current composition's output ports.

Returns:

An Array of Symbols.

-start

Start rendering the loaded composition.

-stop

Stop rendering the loaded composition.

-setInputValue (key, value)

Set the value of the input port specified by key.

Arguments:

key

A String or Symbol matching the port's key.

value

The type of value must correspond to the type of the port, but Floats, Integers, and Booleans are converted if needed. (true = 1, false = 0)

-getInputValue (key)

Get the current value of an input port. The type of object returned will correspond to the port's type.

Arguments:

key

A String or Symbol matching the port's key.

-getOutputValue (key)

Get the current value of an output port. The type of object returned will correspond to the port's type.

Arguments:

key

A String or Symbol matching the port's key.

-maxFPS = rate

Set the maximum frames per second at which the composition will render.

Arguments:

rate

A Float or Integer specifying the desired max frame rate. A value of 0 indicates no limit.

-openInQC

Open the currently loaded composition in Quartz Composer. You will need to reload the composition into the view before any saved changes take effect.

Inherited instance methods

Undocumented instance methods

-doesNotUnderstand (selector ... args)

Examples

////////// Simple example
(
w = Window("Simple QC Test").front;
b = Button(w, Rect(0, 0, 150, 20))
    .states_([["pick another QC file"]])
    .action_({ File.openDialog("", { |path| m.path_(path) }) });
m = QuartzComposerView(w, Rect(0,20,400, 260));
m.path = Platform.helpDir +/+ "QC/Cells.qtz";
)
m.start;
m.stop;

////////// Set and get inputs and outputs
(
w = Window("SCTV").front;
m = QuartzComposerView(w, Rect(0,20,400, 260));
m.path = Platform.helpDir +/+ "QC/QuartzComposerViewTest.qtz";
m.start;
)

// get the names of input and output keys
m.inputKeys;
m.outputKeys;
m.openInQC; // you can see the published inputs and outputs in the composition

// You can access input and output ports using setInputValue, getInputValue and getOutputValue
// or directly using the keys as getters and setters
m.setInputValue(\direction, 1);
m.direction = 0;
m.direction;
m.fontSize; // font size in QC Units
m.fontSize_(0.1);

m.string_("SCTV").fontName_("Courier");
m.startColor_(Color.green);
m.billboardEnable_(false);
m.billboardEnable_(true);
m.maxFPS_(5.0);
m.maxFPS_(10);
m.maxFPS_(0.0); // no max

m.getOutputValue(\interpResult); // current rotation of the text in degrees
m.interpResult;
m.systemTime; // current System Time published in the composition
m.endColor.class; // yup, it's a SC Color object
m.endColor == Color.white;

(
// probably more efficient to do this in QC, but...
{
c = Color.blue;
100.do({ m.startColor_(c = c.vary(1)); 0.1.wait; });
}.fork(AppClock);
)

m.bounds = Rect(100, 20, 200, 260);

m.stop;

///////////// Fullscreen

(
w = Window("SCTV", Rect(0,0,360, 280), border: false).front;
b = SCButton(w, Rect(0, 0, 150, 20))
    .states_([["Close Me"]])
    .action_({w.close});
m = QuartzComposerView(w, Rect(0,20,360, 260));
m.path = Platform.helpDir +/+ "QC/QuartzComposerViewTest.qtz";

m.resize = 5;
m.start;
)

w.fullScreen;


////////// Structure test
(
w = Window("SCTV").front;
m = QuartzComposerView(w, Rect(0,20,400, 260));
m.path = Platform.helpDir +/+ "QC/QuartzComposerViewStructureTest.qtz";
m.start;
)

m.inputKeys;
m.outputKeys;
m.openInQC; // Take a look at the various inputs and outputs. Select and mouseover for key names.

// set several parameters at once
// [background color, num copies, scale, string, [font size in QC units, font]]
m.structure = [Color.red, 4, 1.5, "Hello", [0.2, "Courier"]];
m.structure = [Color.red, 3, 1.5, "World", [0.4, "Arial"]];
m.structure = [Color.red, 4, 0.1, "!!", [0.7, "Times"]];
m.structure = [Color.black, 4, 0.1, "!!!", [0.6, "Courier"]];
m.dictStructure = IdentityDictionary[\x->(-0.4), \y->0.4];

// get stuff out
// QCView stores all structures as instances of NSCFDictionary internally
// so all structure outputs are instances of IdentityDictionary
m.structure = [Color.blue, 4, 0.2, "Gruess Welt", [0.12, "Zapfino"]];
x = m.stringStruct; // separates the string into components
x[\component_1];

// pass something through
m.arbStructIn = ["foo", "bar", ["foobar"]]; // array in
x = m.arbStructOut; // IdentDict out with Integer Symbols as keys
x[\0];
x[\2][\0];
(
// convert to array
y = Array.newClear(x.size);
x.keysValuesDo({|i, elem| y[i.asInteger] = elem});
y.postln;
)

// use QC to concat the strings)
m.stringConcatIn = ["foo", "bar"]; // array in
x = m.stringConcatOut; // String Out

////////// Image Test

(
w = Window("Simple QC Test").front;
b = Button(w, Rect(0, 0, 150, 20))
    .states_([["pick another QC file"]])
    .action_({ File.openDialog("", { |path| m.path_(path) }) });
m = QuartzComposerView(w, Rect(0,20,400, 260));
m.path = Platform.helpDir +/+ "QC/ImageFilter.qtz";
)
m.start;
m.stop;
i = m.getOutputValue(\_protocolOutput_Image)
i.plot;

j = Image.color(100, 100, Color.rand);
j.plot;
m.setInputValue(\_protocolInput_Image, j);


////////// Control some audio: Stupid Pan Example

(
w = Window("Stupid Pan Example", Rect(0,20,600, 150)).front;
m = QuartzComposerView(w, Rect(0,20,600, 100));
m.path = Platform.helpDir +/+ "QC/Stupid Pan.qtz";
m.resize = 5;
m.start;
)

s.boot;
// use mouse to set pan position
(
{
loop({
{ Pan2.ar(Saw.ar(mul: 0.1) * EnvGen.ar(Env.perc, timeScale: 4, doneAction: 2), m.x_pos) }.play;
1.wait;
});
}.fork(AppClock);
)

////////// Sonogram

// could be better optimised, but proves the concept
(
w = Window("Sonogram", Rect(0,20,600, 300)).front;
m = QuartzComposerView(w, Rect(0,20,600, 256));
m.path = Platform.helpDir +/+ "QC/SCQCsonogramCount2.qtz";
m.start;
m.setInputValue(\framesPerView, 300);
m.setInputValue(\magnitudes, (0, 0.01..1));
)

s.boot;
b = Buffer.alloc(s,256);
(
a = { FFT(b, LFSaw.ar(4000)); 0.0 }.play; // sawtooth

p = 0.25; i = 0;
//m.setInputValue(\period, p);
//m.maxFPS_(p.reciprocal * 2);
SystemClock.sched(0.0, {
b.getn(0, 256, { arg buf;
    var z, x;
    z = buf.clump(2).flop;
    z = [Signal.newFrom(z[0]), Signal.newFrom(z[1])];
    x = Complex(z[0], z[1]);
    //{m.setInputValue(\magnitudes, x.magnitude.resamp1(m.bounds.height * 0.5));}.defer
    {m.setInputValue(\magnitudes, x.magnitude * 0.025); m.setInputValue(\count, i);}.defer;
    i = i + 1;
}); p
});
)

a.free;
a = { FFT(b, Dust2.ar(500) * 5); 0.0 }.play; // Impulses

a.free;
c = Buffer.read(s, Platform.resourceDir +/+ "sounds/a11wlk01.wav");
(
m.setInputValue(\framesPerView, 50);
a = { var colum;
    colum = PlayBuf.ar(1, c, BufRateScale.kr(c) * Line.kr(1, 3, 20), loop: 1);
    FFT(b, colum);
    colum
}.play;
)

///////////// Cheap Level Meter
(
w = Window("Level Meters", Rect(128, 64, 200, 400)).front;

m = QuartzComposerView(w, Rect(20,20,50, 360));
n = QuartzComposerView(w, Rect(130,20,50, 360));
m.path = Platform.helpDir +/+ "QC/SCLevelMeter.qtz";
n.path = Platform.helpDir +/+ "QC/SCLevelMeter.qtz";
m.maxFPS_(20); n.maxFPS_(20);
m.start; n.start;
~meters = [m, n];
)

s.boot;

// MouseX controls noise amp
(
o = OSCresponder(s.addr, '/tr', {arg time, resp, msg;
    {~meters[msg[2]].level = (msg[3] + 0.01).explin(0.01,1.01, 0, 1);}.defer;
}).add;
b = Buffer.read(s, Platform.resourceDir +/+ "sounds/a11wlk01.wav");
a = { var colum, noise, imp, delimp;
    imp = Impulse.kr(20);
    delimp = Delay1.kr(imp);
    colum = PlayBuf.ar(1, b, BufRateScale.kr(b), loop: 1);
    noise = PinkNoise.ar(MouseX.kr);
    // measure Peak
    SendTrig.kr(imp, 0, Peak.ar(colum, delimp));
    SendTrig.kr(imp, 1, Peak.ar(noise, delimp));
    [colum, noise];
}.play;
)

a.free;


/// using an event type to control a QCView by patterns:

Event.addEventType(\quartz, { |server|
    var latency = server.latency;
    var view = ~view.postln;
    var key = ~key, value = ~value;
    AppClock.sched(latency, { view.postln; view.setInputValue(key, value) });
});


(
w = Window("Level Meters", Rect(128, 64, 200, 400)).front;

m = QuartzComposerView(w, Rect(20,20,50, 360));
m.path = "Help/GUI/Cocoa-GUI/QuartzComposerView/SCLevelMeter.qtz".standardizePath;
m.maxFPS_(20);
m.start;
)

(
Pbind(
    \type, \quartz,
    \view, m,
    \key, \level,
    \value, Pwhite(0, 1.0, inf).explin(0.01,1.01, 0, 1),
    \dur, 0.1
).play;
)

m.setInputValue(\level, 0.5);