This is a quick and dirty demoing of using the Quartz Crystal CLI.
Best watched full screen.
It is a tutorial in the making.
Prompted by a request for assistance by Joe Catchpole [vimeo.com/joecatchpole].
Hope it helps you Joe and maybe some others.
Narration, annotation and hopefully an improved screen capture of the essential processes should follow.
Actual order of events.
Run the commands to reveal your hidden files [needed by most users in default Finder settings] - commands shown in the four line Stickies note .
show all hidden files in Finder defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles -bool true
hide all revealed hidden files in Finder [useful after you've finished and want the familiarity of the usual HCI appearance and behaviour] defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles -bool false
Navigate to your Applications folder.
Select Quartz Crystal and Ctrl + click to reveal package contents.
Go to Resources.
Select and copy [Ctrl + V] the QuartzCrystalCLI Unix executable.
Navigate to the revealed usr directory at root level of your boot partition.
go to usr/local/bin and paste [Ctrl + V] the QuartzCrystalCLI Unix executable.
Now select that object you've just pasted into usr/local/bin , drag and drop it onto the open Terminal window.
Enter the required commands , in this screen captured instance
-o QC-CLI-Anim.mov -w 720 -h 360 -f 30 /Users/cybero/Desktop/hexagonanim.qtz .
Helpful tip - you can do a similar trick to dragging and dropping the CLI executable onto the terminal with respect to the file you want to render from.
In that case, you would be entering something like
-o QC-CLI-Anim.mov -w 720 -h 360 -f 30
into the Terminal window and then select and drag and drop the composition you want to render from where you have saved it onto the Terminal window at the cursor point after the CLI commands you will have entered previously and the instruction to render then has the full path of the composition to use very easily indeed.
Press Return and the QuartzCrystalCLI begins to render that file into movie offline from the command line.
The resulting render is found at the root level of your home directory.
Please excuse the seemingly jerky screen capture.
This was captured in Lion [10.7.x], using Screenium.
I may well give this a retry in Snow [10.6.x] where Screenium does work quite well.
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