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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 7. Mouse Input (Making Your Mouse Do Cool Stuff)

The mouse is an excellent input device for interactive work, and most computers will have one. This tutorial will use a three-button mouse as the example device, although you can use a single-button mouse or the trackpad on your laptop instead.

image Play the video titled “Introduction to Particles.”

Particle Systems Control

The first thing you’ll do is create a simple Particle System that reacts to the mouse:

1. Create a new composition, and add a Clear patch and a Particle System patch.

2. Add an Image with String patch, and connect its Image output to the Image input of the Particle System ...

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