Find generators and FX for VJing, Motion, Final Cut Pro X, and more – or make your own, in GPU-accelerated ISF format. And need a VJ tool? VDMX is on sale for $99.
That’s the news from our friends at Vidvox, makers of VDMX, and developers of the open GLSL format for generators and effects.
Okay, first – that shader graphics effect… thing. Interactive Shader Format, or ISF, is all about having plug-ins for visuals to make graphics and add effects, accelerated on your computer’s graphics card. There was already a website, but now it’s far cooler.
For visual producers, you can check out sample shaders and browse and search. So this is an easy one-stop shopping guide to some new eye candy:
Want more resources? Check those here, including with applications you can work with:
If you’re handy with code and ready to make your own shaders, the site revision is also ready for you. So – on this week’s theme of “I’m going to learn sword swallowing and Jiu jitsu” yeah, there’s also a primer to learn GLSL, plus an ISF quick start. And actually, if you’re a CDM reader making visuals, getting into a little code for GPUs is not a bad idea.
Once you’re up to speed with your skills, there’s a new code editor – with better error checking, which you’ll want while you debug as you learn.
But wait – what if you do have a Mac, and you want VDMX as a cool live visual environment? (And it’s one that can easily host all these cool new shaders you just coded yourself / found on the site.) For the next month, the “student / struggling artist” cost is down to US$99. (Full licenses are on sale $249, for any of you mercifully not struggling right now.)
Info on the sale:
Dig through, as they have a bunch of freebies on their site, too.
And I’m having lots of fun here:
Pictured at top: Dédoublement, Cie Cobalt, mapping by Silvia Fabiani, built in ISF.