Quartz is a free visual programming tool that comes bundled free with the Mac OS. I have to admit for a while there I was a bit daunted by the program, but after using VDMX for a little while I feel I can now get my head around it, and see a use for it.
I think Quartz will be a great addition to my current live setup, but it’s also the function of Quartz. It’s more of a program that’s built to create software applications, or can be used in a performance context. Other tools like processingJS, or WebGL, are more suited to web-based presentation.
I’ll be posting Quartz Composer patches on this blog as I create them, for starters here’s my first composition. It’s audio-reactive – so play some music!