- Development UI
- Standard Parameters
- Unique Parameters
- Data Structures
FxFactory lets you designate one of the structure inputs of your Quartz composition to receive a Rendering Info Structure. This mapping is available under the Inputs section of the plug-in development UI.
The value fed to the selected input port is a dictionary with the following keys and values:
The above information is useful because it allows the composition to know if the host is previewing the plug-in at reduced resolution, and it allows the composition to know exactly how much scaling has been performed.
Hosts will often preview a sequence at half- or quarter-resolution in order to provide faster feedback to the user. It may be necessary for your plug-in to take this scaling into consideration to ensure that the preview is consistent with the normal, unscaled output of the plug-in (i.e. when both scaleX and scaleY are equal to 1).
For your convenience, a Quartz Composer patch named “FxFactory Rendering Info” allows you to extract all values in the rendering info structure in one step: