As one of Vuo's developers, I work on Vuo's engine (the thing that makes compositions run), work on nodes, and write documentation. You'll see me on the forums answering people's questions about Vuo.
I've been developing apps and frameworks for several years (since I was in college). Pre-Vuo projects include Kineme Quartz Composer plugins, iOS apps for education, an app that analyzes photographs of tomato slices, and software to help people with disabilities use talking keyboards.
I enjoy using Vuo to make live music visuals. My hope for Vuo is that it will grow into a community of people of diverse backgrounds and identities making lots of different artistic, useful, unique, goofy, beautiful, crafty, wonderful compositions.
The issue is that some of the numbers in the not-working file are very long, and Vuo's parser for mesh data files only handles up to 20 digits. (When the parser reaches the 20th digit of the x value, it thinks the x value is complete and parses the remaining digits as the y value.)
Yes, Make Text Image is the way to do it in Vuo 1.2.x. I'm glad you were able to find that.
In Vuo 1.3 we're making improvements to Make Text Layer based on suggestions from various folks. These include adding scaling and rotation.
Make Text Layer already uses antialiasing.
When using Make Text Layer with Arrange Layers in Row, you need to connect the Render Layers to Window : Rendered Layers output port to the Arrange Layers in Row : Rendered Layers input port. I think this requirement may go away in Vuo 1.3. (If not, we'll update the documentation to clarify.)
Testing on one computer, we did catch a pattern at seed 2000 (attached). The seeds for which patterns emerge might be specific to each GPU. And no, it's not supposed to happen. Possibly it could be fixed if we used a different pseudorandom number generator. If it's causing you any problems, please create a bug report and mention your type of GPU and some of the seeds where you see patterns.
Intersection*ology, a collaboration between visual artist Lori Hepner (@lhepner) and musician Kendra Ross, lies at the “intersection between art, gender and technology”. With soundscapes, projected imagery, and dance, the performance evokes women’s experiences across time and place, from slave dungeons centuries ago in West Africa to the Women’s March on Washington in January. Vuo played a part in this intersectional-feminist piece, transforming light from LEDs worn by the performers into imagery projected in real time onstage.