David Lublin from the Vidvox crew released an awesome new toy this week – the GifToSyphon app is a cool Giphy powered and Syphon-backed animated gif player! So yes, you can search for gifs and instantly play them in CoGe and every other Syphon supported apps, but the app also downloads the gif files so you can play them even offline!
Download GifToSyphon (requires Mac OS X 10.9.5 or later)
More info: http://vdmx.vidvox.net/blog/giftosyphon
GifToSyphon in CoGe using the SyphonSource gadget
We are proud to announce the latest and greatest version of CoGe has been released, with a lot of changes and fixes – and here are the most important things about CoGe 1.6.1.
Major improvements in the rendering pipeline
The less fancy, but most important changes are under the hood. We did a lot of enhancement around rendering, so CoGe is not just more stable but even powerful for now. For example, the Preview window now able to draw with the same FPS as the Main Output, without losing any noticeable performance. But everything comes with a price: CoGe 1.6.1 requires at least OS X 10.7 Lion.
Techno. Visuals. Stage Design. Could be hard to find the perfect mix for events to create the best matching atmosphere in clubs, but this project just found the right solution to include LEDs, moving heads and projection mapping together in a technically involved way while still keeping things minimal and vibes well with the music – less is more!
We did not mentioned that earlier in this place, but we have a small free Quartz Composer Plugin Manager app. In a nutshell, it helps you to install plugins and it can detect issues like multi-instance plugins and well as plugins in the wrong place and so.
Check it out!
Both CoGe and Vezér are on sale till 2nd of December (0:00 AM GMT/UTC): 40% off, so don’t miss the chance!
The Quicktime Player for movie playback
Since we introduced the Native Quicktime Player in CoGe 1.5.2 that is the recommended player module for video playback. Moving toward we deprecated the good old CoGeMoviePlayer in CoGe 1.6, which means that player series no longer maintained and it has been removed from the official version. If you installed CoGe before CoGe 1.6 the players are still exists on your system, but not working anymore.
If you have some older projects using the old modules, you should switch to the new Native Quicktime Player module, which has the same functionality and not just performs much better, but even more stable.
So, how to set the new Quicktime Player as the default?
Set the Quicktime Player as default for Movie Loops
You just need to go to the Preferences -> Auto Player Select and select the Quicktime Player as the default playback module for Movie Loops. That is all! But since Player settings are project related, you may need to do that will your older projects too!
We know that this change could results in a little headache for you with your older projects – it was a hard decision, but it is the time to move toward…
In CoGe 1.6 we introduced a new feature which allows you to preview Media Banks. Watch this short tutorial to get know the how:
- just hold down the ALT key while you click on a Media Bank
- loops from DocOptic: http://docoptic.com
We are really happy to announce CoGe 1.6, which makes the app better then ever! There are a lot of not too shiny, but extremely important changes under the hood, that were needed to not just make CoGe even faster and stable, but to introduce a variety of new features, like
Make sure you checked out the changelog, then update with the built-in app updater or just download the app from the website!
DocOptic.com created a new tutorial, which covers all the basics and essentials to getting started with CoGe. Spoiler alert: the tutorial covers some of the new features that are part of the upcoming CoGe 1.6 update.
DocOptic.com provides VJ software tutorials & animated footage for live visuals and Video DJing. They have superb visual sets available to purchase as well as some freebies, so make sure you check the whole website out!
OSX 10.10 Yosemite is out, and CoGe is compatible with it from version 126.96.36.199. Apparently 10.10 fixes the well-known OpenCL Core Image memory leak too, which has been introduced on 10.9.
You can find more information about CoGe and 10.10 Yosemite: Forum.
Unfortunately there is a code signing issue with CoGe 188.8.131.52 on both 10.9.5 and 10.10, which will be fixed in the upcoming CoGe 1.6 update, but in the meantime, here you can find the workaround: Wiki.