Introduction to Quartz Composer Programming Guide

The Quartz Composer framework defines classes and protocols that work with compositions built using the Quartz Composer development tool. This book describes how to use the QCView and QCRenderer classes, and how to include compositions in webpages and widgets.

You should read this document if you are a developer who wants to load, play, and control compositions programmatically from a Cocoa application. This document assumes that you are familiar with the Quartz Composer development tool and the information in Quartz Composer User Guide. If you want to learn how to use the QCPlugIn class to create custom patches that you can use from within the Quartz Composer development tool, see Quartz Composer Custom Patch Programming Guide.

Organization of This Document

This document is organized as follows:

See Also

These resources are essential for anyone wanting to program using the Quartz Composer framework: