Live visual – VJ – media server tool Resolume gets another big update with a little version number. But we’re not just here to talk new and shiny: Resolume has al new set of tutorials for patching in their Wire modular environment, too. Spring semester is on the way.
Resolume 7.14 Arena / Avenue has a number of improvements baked in, including 300 fixes, according to the developer. In brief:
- NDI improvements and performance optimizations
- Wire: attribute flow, 2D meshes, translation and rotation flip, and improvements to how constructors and converters work
- Grid Cloner – already opening up some generative / parameter-sculpting options, but also some nifty possibilities with Wire
- Alley is now based on Vulkan, the next-gen API (supplanting OpenGL)
Oh yeah, and in the fixes list are some adjustments that mean a lot to CDM readers, like they’ve fixed MIDI and OSC timeline scrubbing and a number of AV- and Apple M1-related details.
Changelog and explanation on their blog:
It is a shame it’s not spelled Vulcan.
But these tutorials are great – and I think especially the cloner and flow type ones start to suggest some artistic possibilities.
Trigger is an easy and hugely-important one – and reveals that Resolume is made by VJs. That’s just as important when you’re on a tight deadline or want to make a music video without chewing through a month of time, I imagine.
The cloner is made in Wire, so you can make your own cloner however you like:
Flow types covers signal, event, and attribute:
Plus specifically Attribute Flow:
Constructors and converters, say what?
Here’s how Mesh2D fits into Wire now:
And lastly, let’s generate some random colors, even though this makes me feel like I’m in Hydra. (Hey, you can totally pipe Hydra into Resolume and really go wild!)
I love that Resolume are keeping up this pace and that they’re making tutorials that are so artist-friendly. Quality.
Let us know how you’re getting on with these and please feel free to write to brag about your new show / installation / whatever here on CDM, the world’s leading source for visual coverage with a three-letter acronym that confuses anyone you try to tell at a party.
Oh, and one more thing – Wire. Instancing. Course. Getting a little older now but worth revisiting.