lihtan grafan

by Scott ChitwoodMonday December 13th, 2010
Posted in Screen Savers

Three parts light mixed with a heavy dose of gravity.  Stir briskly and enjoy!

lihtan grafan Screen Saver by Scott Chitwood

Download lihtan grafan Screen Saver.

Quartz Composer Screen Saver, requires Mac OS X 10.4 or later.

Copy/Install to one of the following locations…

  • /Library/Screen Savers
  • /Users/Home Folder/Library/Screen Savers

Mods for personal use and distribution are encouraged.

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Evolution e3 Kscope Saver

by Scott ChitwoodSaturday February 7th, 2009
Posted in Screen Savers

I’ve been in search of the perfect kaleidoscope screensaver for as long as I’ve been messing around with Quartz Composer, and with each composition I get a little closer to that ideal place. I won’t claim perfection on this one, that ultimate goal still eludes my skills — for now anyway, but someday, somehow that little patch of Nirvana will occur and I’ll be doing the Happy Dance™.

The download package includes the following versions;
→ Leopard 64 Bits
→ Leopard 32 Bits + Tiger

Evolution e3 Kscope Saver

Download Evolution e3 Kscope Saver.

Quartz Composer Screen Saver, requires Mac OS X 10.4 or later.

Copy to or install to » /Library/Screen Savers.

Mods for personal use and distribution are encouraged. Enjoy!

Quasar Kscope Saver

by Scott ChitwoodMonday January 21st, 2008
Posted in Screen Savers

Looking back over my collection of screensaver compositions it seems that most of ’em might be just a little too “in your face” so I’ve tried my best to make this one a bit more soothing than what you might be used to. It’s all good :^)

“Quasar Kscope Saver” borrows a pair of my Oxidizer renders and places each on distinct kaleidoscope billboards that are then blended over one another, and is bordered with a thick black margin that features a subtle grey system time display in the upper right corner.

Quasar Kscope Saver

Download Quasar Kscope Saver.

Quartz Composer Screen Saver, requires Mac OS X 10.4 or later.

Copy to or install to » /Library/Screen Savers.

Mods for personal use and distribution are encouraged. Enjoy!

Slideshow

by Scott ChitwoodMonday May 14th, 2007
Posted in Screen Savers

Quartz Composer Screen Saver.

One of the really neat things about using Xcode and the apps bundled with the package is the little batch of sample files that developers and users can make modifications to. These building blocks make great starting points that just about anybody can learn from. Having been modded from Apple’s “Mask Slide Show”, this screen saver is one such item.

Slideshow

Grabbing a user defined set of pictures Slideshow starts at the top level of the folder and displays the images in alphabetical order. A slow zoom brings the front image forward and the next image emerges as a pattern of rotating square tiles with blurred edges. Then the process repeats itself, working its way through the directory.

This mod also includes a white clock showing system time in the upper right corner. The clock can be disabled in the options and the color can be changed as needed to fit your particular whim. Position is set to a widescreen monitor so the clock may not display on 4:3 ratio or other monitor resolutions.

The default picture directory is set to Library > Desktop Pictures. User options allow it to be pointed to another location. Options are also enabled to let the user set the transition shape to one of three defined image patterns.

  • 1 = Cirlces
  • 2 = Hearts
  • 3 = Squares

Slideshow was was created on an iMac Core Duo, performance may take a serious hit or may not render on older systems.

Download Slideshow.

Requires Mac OS X 10.4, will not perform on prior releases of Mac OS X.

Copy to or install in: /Library/Screen Savers.

Kscope Saver 1.0

by Scott ChitwoodTuesday March 13th, 2007
Posted in Screen Savers

Quartz Composer Screen Saver.

Using recycled pixels from FraxDesk no.11, Kscope Saver 1.0 adds some mighty fine colors and transitions to enhance your Mac experience. Being that it was created on an iMac Core Duo performance may take a serious hit (or not render at all) on older systems. As always, feedback on these little experiments is welcome. Mods for personal use and distribution are encouraged.

Kscope Saver 1.0

Download Kscope Saver 1.0.

Requires Mac OS X 10.4, will not perform on prior releases of Mac OS X.

Copy to or install in: /Library/Screen Savers.

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em’brd lynes

by Scott ChitwoodTuesday August 22nd, 2006
Posted in Screen Savers

Quartz Composer Screen Saver.

A friendly tip ‘o the hat to Brendon Porter for permitting this mod of his original composition, “Relaxed Blue Lines”. We say thankya big-big!

em’brd lynes doubles up the line count, notches up the travel velocity and mixes in a spoonful o’ random action for a little in your face action. The background is a warm orange glow of “ember” light.

em'brd lynes

Download em’brd lynes. View 480×360 QuickTime movie.

Requires Mac OS X 10.4, will not perform on prior releases of Mac OS X.
Copy to or install in: User/Library/Screen Savers.

twystdwyld plasma

by Scott ChitwoodThursday June 30th, 2005
Posted in Screen Savers

Quartz Composer Screen Saver.

This delightful and colourful creation takes one plasma image and renders it on four twirling, psychadelic layers with just a spalsh of random action to give it a happy little blast of chaos.

twystdwyld plasma

Download twystdwyld plasma. View 400×300 QuickTime movie.

Requires Mac OS X 10.4, will not perform on prior releases of Mac OS X.
Copy to or install in: User/Library/Screen Savers.

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Artistic Abandon

by Scott ChitwoodWednesday June 22nd, 2005
Posted in Screen Savers

Quartz Composer Screen Saver.

A kaleidoscopic mess o’ colour that uses ArtDesk no.17 as a starting point.

Artistic Abandon

Download Artistic Abandon. View 400×300 QuickTime movie.

Requires Mac OS X 10.4, will not perform on prior releases of Mac OS X.
Copy to or install in: User/Library/Screen Savers.

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