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 best Windows alternative is Processing, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 10 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 Pure Data (Free, Open Source), TouchDesigner (Free Personal), Cinder (Free, Open Source) and Max/MSP (Paid).

    This page was last updated Oct 1, 2019

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      Processing is an open source programming environment and library built to handle images, animation, and interactivity. It is used by students, artists, designers, researchers, and hobbyists for learning to code, prototyping, and producing full applications.
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      Most users think Processing is a great alternative to Quartz Composer.
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      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.
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    1. 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.
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      CINDER PROVIDES A POWERFUL, INTUITIVE TOOLBOX for programming graphics, audio, video, networking, image processing and computational geometry.
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    2. Interactive visual programming environment for music, audio, and media In use for over twenty years by performers, composers, artists, scientists, teachers, and students, Max is the way to make your computer do things that reflect your individual ideas and dreams.
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    3. Isadora is the award winning, interactive media presentation tool that allows you to follow your artistic impulse.
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      NodeBox is a new software application for creating generative art using procedural graphics and a new way to approach graphic design.
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      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.
    4. Fugio is a free, open source, visual programming system for making digital art and creative projects using a wide range of technologies, for Windows, OS X, and Linux (including Raspberry Pi).
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      openFrameworks is an open source C++ toolkit designed to assist the creative process by providing a simple and intuitive framework for experimentation.
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