Design and build live interactive media with Vuo — a visual programming environment. Drag, drop, and connect Vuo's building blocks to make your own graphics, animations, sounds, apps, UI prototypes, and more. With Vuo, artists and creative people can create audio, visual, and mixed multimedia effects with ease.
Hey. Travis here, with some news on our progress with Vuo.
Whether you're learning how Vuo works, trying to piece together a new idea, or you have a live performance in 10 minutes and you just discovered you need to modify a composition — it's helpful to be able to see what your composition is doing, every step of the way.
We're delighted when we get to share Vuo with others, and a few days ago we got a chance to do just that.
Vuo developer Jaymie Strecker presented at the College of Wooster's Mathematics and Computer Science Colloquium, a series of talks given by invited speakers throughout the year. Jaymie spoke to students and faculty about Vuo from a developer's point of view. Jaymie explained how the Vuo compiler works, and how the evolving needs of multimedia artists have driven Vuo’s design.
We have been putting a lot of work into the Vuo Editor recently, and would like to introduce you to one feature that will help you bring your creative compositions to fruition: the Vuo Node Library. The node library is a tool that will assist you in exploring and making use of the collection of Vuo building blocks ("nodes") available to you as you create your artistic compositions.
Because you will be working extensively with the node library throughout your composition process, we have put a great deal of effort into maximizing its utility, flexibility, and ease of use. It has been designed to jump-start your Vuo experience — so that you may sit down and immediately begin exploring and composing, without having to take time out to study reams of documentation.
The following are a few of the ways that the Vuo Node Library helps make this possible:
We've been making great progress on Vuo. The compiler and editor are coming along nicely. Our primary focus lately has been to provide a way for 3rd-party application developers to support Vuo plugins. We'd hoped to have the website ready for you to purchase subscriptions and make donations in December, but we didn't quite make it; we expect to have this ready within the next couple weeks. We're on track to have a public beta ready for you by the end of April.
Well, we’ve produced the first Vuo promotional video. We had a lot of fun doing it — especially the last part. (No, I’m not going to give it away — you’ll have to see the video.) It’s available at http://vimeo.com/smokris/vuo-clay. Although it's just a teaser (we don’t answer any new questions), we do hope you will enjoy it and share it with your friends to help spread the word about Vuo.