OpenGL Inspector (FRAPS equivalent) for OSX

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  1. mhenr18

    mhenr18 Junior Member

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    While reading Anand's review of the rMBP I noticed the comment about the lack of a FRAPS equivalent for OSX. So, I did what any uni student with a 4 week holiday would do and got to work on one (after emailing Anand about it).

    Right now I've only got the benchmarking side of things working (I'm about to get working on video recording) but I figured I'd share my work in progress.

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    This video shows a demo of a slightly older build where you had to authenticate every time you tried to sample a process, however now the authentication is done at launch (there's two dialogs, one for the 32 bit daemon and one for the 64 bit daemon). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZGZ4ZRRV3GQ

    Download (64-bit, Lion only):
    http://mhenr18.com/gl/OpenGL Inspector.app.zip
     
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  3. TheStu

    TheStu Moderator<br>Mobile Devices & Gadgets
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    Looks good, excellent initiative. Frankly, i don't have much use for it (I say that now, but I will find a reason to use this for nerd bragging rights), but it looks straightforward and easy enough to use.

    Keep us posted, what did Anand say?
     
  4. mhenr18

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    Here's the email trail up to his response about my first demo video:

    I haven't gotten any response yet from him about this build. To be honest I think the major appeal will be once I get recording working - as you can see in the demo video QuickTime's recording destroys my Mac's performance and in early builds I've had recording working at 60fps with a much lower CPU usage.
     
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    TheStu Moderator<br>Mobile Devices & Gadgets
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    Also, welcome to the forums, stay out of Off Topic for a while, well, stay out of Off Topic, Politics & News and Love & Relationships. For ever. Don't ever go there.
     
  6. mhenr18

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    Haha, I've been in my fair share of forums over the years so I should be fine. Thanks :)
     
  7. ViRGE

    ViRGE Elite Member, Moderator Emeritus

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    You've managed to impress The Boss. That's a very difficult thing to accomplish!:eek: Nice work.
     
  8. Aikouka

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    If you can make it not crash the application if you alt-tab while recording, you've got a leg up on FRAPS. :p Was doing a bit of recording in Diablo III, and F9 was also bound to the achievement button. I had the overlay turned off, and started recording. I ALT-TAB'd, and when I tried to re-enter Diablo III, it crashed. :(

    Chances are that's a DirectX issue, but that actually brings up an interesting idea for a feature that I don't think FRAPS has: always show overlay while recording. The overlay isn't always the prettiest thing to see on your screen, so I turn it off from time to time (also annoying that it takes so many presses of F12 to turn it off), but if I had it on while recording, I would notice when I'm actually recording (the numbers turn red).
     
  9. dawks

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    Good job man! Really cool.. I'll be playing with this for sure.
     
  10. mhenr18

    mhenr18 Junior Member

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    I've decided to rename it to GLIT (GL Injection Tool) to more closely reflect what it actually does. Also, here's a screenshot of the new UI that I'm using:

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  11. Aikouka

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    The new name is a typo off of becoming rather racy! :eek:
     
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    mhenr18 Junior Member

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    Any ideas for something else?
     
  13. ViRGE

    ViRGE Elite Member, Moderator Emeritus

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    Eh, the name is fine.
     
  14. Aikouka

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    Well, if you told me that you made a "GL Injection Tool", I would personally not have any idea of what you're talking about. I would probably assume that it was some sort of hacking tool not a FRAPS-like application. I know that I like making app names with acronyms in them... it's probably more fun than creating the actual program! However, sometimes it's easier to understand a program if the name is more explicit.

    FRAPS has it a bit easier since the name has become a bit synonymous with game recording (at least in the nerdier circles). I mean... how often do you hear people use it as a verb? :p
     
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    The Download link isn't working anymore :/
     
  16. Syrome

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    Looks pretty slick I must say. Keep working on it and hopefully everything will come together nicely for you.