Apple recently released Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger) and QuickTime 7. This software combination adds some interesting features to the Mac OS of interest to REALbasic developers. In particular, Apple snuck a great new tool into Tiger, called Quartz Composer. Quartz Composer lets you do many different things, but foremost, you can use it to create OpenGL-powered animations. And importantly for REALbasic developers, you can use these animations in REALbasic projects very easily.
In this article, we’ll get started with a basic Quartz Composer overview and then we’ll look at how to create a basic Quartz Composer project. Finally, we’ll use that project in a REALbasic project to do something useful, and dare we say, fun.
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