Trying to learn Apple’s free visual patching tool Quartz Composer, useful for making your own filters and simple generative effects?
Or perhaps you’re learning VDMX, the brilliant, semi-modular Mac-friendly visual tool – which also happens to host Quartz Composer compositions as effects or generative sources?
Well, good news for you: readers have a ton of tutorials for both, thanks to some intrepid readers in comments on that fantastic-looking CONTAKT/Richie Hawtin show.
First up, Joris de Jong aka Hybrid Visuals has started a series of tutorials on VDMX and Quartz Composer – two delicious tastes put together. And he points us at some other useful tutorials, too. Some of my favorites:
Possibly the most perplexing concept to wrap your head around in Quartz Composer is the iterator. Iteration in code is pretty straightforward (think “for” loops), but while it’s powerful in a patch, it’s conceptually a bit of a challenge. So it’s great to see Kineme (makers of great QC plug-ins) making sense of it in this tutorial:
Shakinda has a look at getting your visuals grooving to the music:
If you just want a starter look at VDMX, check out aeinn’s complete guide, although it’s about time for a beta 7 guide!
Also via comments: Rolin of DecollageTV has put together a terrific list of links in his del.icio.us bookmarks (which I have to admit I hadn’t seen since their redesign – quite nice!)
Got more favorites? Vimeo channels? Other tutorials? Let us know!