After the show…
Latesha: Great VJ set. How did you make those graphics?
Lupe: With Vuo. I'm an artist. Vuo is my paintbrush and canvas. It's an app where I can mix simple effects to make these amazing interactive designs.
Latesha: I've got a gig next month for The Queen of Pop. Could Vuo show a 3D world on the screen, like a cityscape?
Lupe: Yeah! You could load a scene made in 3D modeling software. Or generate the buildings live.
Latesha: Hey, could I make each building appear in sync with the beat?
Lupe: Mm-hm. Vuo can respond to audio input or a drum machine.
Latesha: Oh! Oh! When she walks across the stage, I want to make the buildings shake.
Lupe: Put some force sensors on the stage, connect them to an Arduino, and feed that into Vuo.
Latesha: And I want to make the stagelights flicker and shoot fireworks.
Lupe: Vuo can control stage equipment.
Latesha: I bet I could use Vuo to make the promo video, too.
Lupe: Right. You can even export to a high-res movie.
Latesha: Thanks for your help!
Lupe: No problem. Your show sounds awesome. I'll be there!
Vuo is a kit for making a million different projects — apps, videos, prototypes, plugins, exhibits, live performance effects, and more. Even if you don't have programming experience, Vuo lets you build your own stuff for Mac.
Vuo is the Finnish word for flow, and that's what Vuo is about — supporting your creative flow. When you're creating, you want to focus on your ideas. You don't want to be distracted or frustrated trying to figure out how your tools work. Vuo helps you stay in the groove by making it easy to find the building blocks you want, put them together, and tweak your creation until it's just the way you want it.
With Vuo, you can put together amazing interactive media on the fly. Here are some examples of projects made with Vuo: