Quartz Composer Alternatives for Windows

Quartz Composer is not available for Windows but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Windows with similar functionality. The most popular Windows alternative is Small Processing iconProcessing, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked 14 alternatives to Quartz Composer and 12 are available for Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows alternatives to Quartz Composer are Small Pure Data iconPure Data (Free, Open Source), Small Cinder iconCinder (Free, Open Source), Small Nodebox iconNodebox (Free, Open Source) and Small OpenFrameworks iconOpenFrameworks (Free, Open Source).

Quartz Composer is a node-based visual programming language provided as part of the Xcode development environment in Mac OS X for processing and rendering graphical data. If you're looking for more info about Quartz Composer like screenshots, reviews and comments you should visit our info page about it. Below you find the best alternatives.

The list of alternatives was last updated: 8/29/2018 10:27:00 PM
Quartz Composer is discontinued
Apple has stopped actively developing it and has depreciated some underlying technology

Alternatives to Quartz Composer for Windows with any license

  • Processing

    Processing is an open source programming language and environment for people who want to program images, animation, and interactions. It is used by students, artists, designers, researchers, and hobbyists for learning, prototyping, and production.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • Pure Data

    Pd (aka Pure Data) is a real-time graphical programming environment for audio, video, and graphical processing. It is the third major branch of the family of patcher programming languages known as Max (Max/FTS, ISPW Max, Max/MSP, jMax, etc.) originally developed by Miller Puckette and company at IRCAM. The core of Pd is written and maintained by Miller Puckette and includes the work of many developers, making the whole package very much a community effort.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • Cinder

    CINDER PROVIDES A POWERFUL, INTUITIVE TOOLBOX for programming graphics, audio, video, networking, image processing and computational geometry. Cinder is cross-platform, and in general the exact same code works under Mac OS X, Windows and a growing list of other platforms — most recently the iPhone and iPad. Cinder is designed to take advantage of platforms’ native capabilities whenever it’s possible, and relies on a minimum of 3rd party libraries.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows

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  • Nodebox

    NodeBox is a new software application for creating generative art using procedural graphics and a new way to approach graphic design.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • OpenFrameworks

    openFrameworks is an open source C++ toolkit designed to assist the creative process by providing a simple and intuitive framework for experimentation.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • TouchDesigner

    TouchDesigner is a complete authoring tool for building interactive 3D art, visualizations, prototypes and UIs. Derivative makes and supports TouchDesigner and offers their services to do custom production using TouchDesigner.

    Free Personal Windows

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  • Fugio

    Fugio (pronounced foo-gee-oh) is an open visual programming system for building digital art and creative projects quickly, with no programming experience required. Learn useful, transferable knowledge Fugio calls everything by its real-world name and doesn’t introduce needless jargon. What you learn here will be useful elsewhere. It hides the code and leaves you to process the real data how you need to.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • Vvvv

    vvvv is a graphical programming environment for easy prototyping and development. It is designed to facilitate the handling of large media environments with physical interfaces, real-time motion graphics, audio and video that can interact with many users simultaneously.

    Free Windows

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  • Context Free

    Context Free is a program that generates images from written instructions called a grammar. The program follows the instructions in a few seconds to create images that can contain millions of shapes.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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