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Learning Quartz Composer: A Hands-On Guide to Creating Motion Graphics with Quartz Composer by Surya Buchwald, Graham Robinson

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Chapter 4. Using LFOs, Interpolation, and Trackballs to Move Stuff

Chapter 4 already—wow, you are doing well! Okay, so we’ve given you the lowdown on how to get video working in Quartz Composer (QC) and how to make your movie a bit more interesting with filters. In reality, those steps just scratch the surface of the freedom we have with our 3D world.

This chapter demonstrates some of the cool visual effects that can be created with QC’s built-in 3D objects and a couple of nifty “controller” patches that help us develop beautiful organic motion. As with everything in QC, these controller objects can be connected to many different patch parameters, so the techniques you learn here will come in handy for many projects, whether you are trying to ...

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