Quartz Composer Question

Discussion in 'macOS' started by atacinus, Jun 14, 2005.

  1. atacinus macrumors 6502

    Oct 25, 2003
    New York City
    Hi, I am under the impression that you can get a .qtz file to play as your desktop background.....but I.m not sure how to go about this?...when I click the file it will only open in Quartz Composer or Quicktime...I.ve seen it done before, but don.t know how...

  2. Daveway macrumors 68040


    Jul 10, 2004
    New Orleans / Lafayette, La
    I know when you start a new composer, depending on what template, it automatically makes an entry in you screensaver menu. I don't see any export option though.
    I'll look more.
  3. steeldrivingjon macrumors regular

    Jun 8, 2005
    Cheshire, CT, USA
    One way would be:

    1. Put the qtz file in your ~/Library/Screensavers directory
    2. In System Prefs, set the composition to be your screensaver
    3. on the commandline invoke ScreenSaverEngine -background

    (you'll need the full path for ScreenSaverEngine, which I don't have handy. I'm sure you can find it via Google.)

    There's probably a GUI tool to run a screensaver on the desktop.

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