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Alastair commented on Jean Marie's Newsletter, “New and improved nodes in Vuo 2.0

HTML page link looks good, there was a plugin for QC (not the Kineme server/client plugin) that created a web socket which allowed pretty effortless UI construction in a browser window, I loved it, sliders you can set the range of and sliders and menu items that are dynamic i.e. can be changed with code, depending on the context/state of code.

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The UI and HTML features seem cool for building more interactive patches, looking forward to the beta!

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Jean Marie posted a new Newsletter, “New and improved nodes in Vuo 2.0

New and improved nodes in Vuo 2.0

Hello everyone! We are continuing to make progress on Vuo 2.0. We wanted to share the latest on when you'll be able to try it yourself. In addition, we want to share some news on new nodes and some node modifications that expand what you can do with Vuo 2.0. Do check out our new Pro feature, Find Faces in Image. To remind you of how to best take advantage of Vuo 2.0's new pricing, we've included a pricing flowchart.

Vuo 2.0 beta release date

Right now our best estimate for our Vuo 2.0 beta release date is this June or July. As Jaymie mentioned in a previous post:

"Before we release the final version of Vuo 2.0 to the world, we're going to release a beta version to the Vuo community. This will give you a chance to try out the new features, and will give us a chance to fix any major problems that you discover before the final release.

Who can be a beta tester? Anyone who's ever bought Vuo…

Whether you're a Vuo virtuoso or just getting started, we heartily invite you to try the Vuo 2.0 beta when it's released. We'd appreciate feedback from all perspectives."

New and improved nodes

New web page node

Have you ever thought about how a webpage and Vuo could interact? We've added a Make Image from Web Page node so you can try it out. With this node you will be able to view an image of a webpage in Vuo, and interact with it using your mouse. What is perhaps even more useful is that now you can also create your own HTML control panel to control a Vuo composition, as the following video shows.

New Speak node

Longing to hear Vuo articulate text? With Vuo's Speak node, you can have text spoken aloud by different macOS System Voices. Want to channel HAL 9000's, "I'm afraid I can't do that, Dave," anyone?

New UI nodes

Seeking easier ways to interact with your composition? We've added three UI widgets, Make Toggle Button, Make Action Button, and Make Slider, to support the community's feature request for a user interface node set.

As shown through the node screenshots and image below, you can extensively customize these UI nodes by using the Make Action Button Theme (Rounded), Make Slider Button Theme (Rounded) and Make Toggle Button Theme (Rounded).

We also have created a Make Material Theme node based on Material Design. The colors are optimized for a white background, and have input ports for color, color variant, and emphasis.

New image filter nodes

Vuo has over 30 nodes to modify images in different ways. Vuo 2.0 will include two more image effects, Dilate Image and Add Film Grain nodes.

Better handling of text

Text layers will now scale with the window size, as the community requested. Make Text Layer adds input ports to rotate the text, gives you an option to set the wrap width, and adds an opacity port. You can additionally stretch or expand the text, changing the horizontal and vertical scale by transforming the layer.

More list nodes

We've expanded what you can do with lists. You will be able to remove duplicates from a list, sort a list, create an OSC message from a list, and get a list of values from an OSC message.

Better rendering of semi-transparent objects

We changed the algorithm for rendering semi-transparent objects by adding support for depth-sorting. While it won't cover all cases, it will fix some of the problems identified by our community, and is partial implementation of a feature request for improving the rendering of transparent objects.

New face detection node (Pro)

If you have Vuo Pro, you will be able to use Find Faces in Image to detect faces in an image, a community feature request.

Best deals for Vuo 2.0

If you want access to all the Pro features, including Find Faces in Image, now might be a good time to upgrade. If you're thinking about buying Vuo Pro, you might want to do so before the 2.0 release, when the price will go up to $299. Instead, you can buy Vuo Pro 1.2.8 now for $149, get a free upgrade to Vuo Pro 2.0, and get early access to Vuo Pro 2.0 as a beta tester.

In case you missed our previous post, here's a summary of the new pricing for Vuo 2.0:

Flowcharts explaining Vuo 2.0 pricing

Our educational discount will be going up to 80%. So if you're a student or teacher, you'll be able to buy Vuo Pro 2.0 for under $60.

One of our goals with the new pricing is to help the Vuo community grow in numbers and diversity. If you know someone who might be able to use Vuo in their work, please tell them about it or send them to the Quick Start Tutorial.

We'll continue to update you periodically with any changes to our beta release date.

Jean Marie
Team Vuo

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jersmi commented on jersmi's Discussion, “Using Parabox Make Mesh with Values

Meh, I did not have the latest Parabox node set installed. Works now. Thanks for your patience.

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Jaymie commented on jersmi's Discussion, “Using Parabox Make Mesh with Values

Maybe your GPU handles the oddly specified texture coordinates differently than mine. Does this work for you?

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Jaymie commented on jersmi's Discussion, “Using Parabox Make Mesh with Values

Wait, what? I must have mixed up your composition with something else. You have provided 3 vertices. On my computer, your composition does output a triangle. This is on Vuo 1.2.8 with, I believe, the latest version of the Parabox node set installed.

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jersmi commented on jersmi's Discussion, “Using Parabox Make Mesh with Values

Ok, thanks.... and why do I not see a triangle in the viewer for this comp?

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Jaymie commented on jersmi's Discussion, “Using Parabox Make Mesh with Values

To use the Parabox Make Mesh with Values node, you need to understand the basics of meshes. I would recommend spending some time reading or watching videos to understand the background.

To answer your immediate questions: For the node to output a non-empty mesh, it needs at least 3 vertices (Positions and Elements) as inputs. Elements are indices into Positions (0 refers to the 1st item in Positions, 1 refers to the 2nd item in Positions, etc.) that have to do with how the mesh is assembled.

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kingluma commented on Team Vuo's Feature Request, “Deploy compositions as Adobe plugins

For visual FX for the video apps (Premiere Pro and After Effects) most people these days use the After Effects API (which is also generally readable by Premiere although some features are specific to AE) ; https://shared-assets.adobe.com/link/08c43fb7-4633-4007-5201-b3b77405d770 https://www.adobe.io/apis/creativecloud/aftereffects/whatsnew.html

and I believe the Premiere plugin API is still supported (from before Premiere could use AE plugins) and that is probably required for certain things like single track transitions https://www.adobe.io/apis/creativecloud/premierepro.html

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Alastair commented on Team Vuo's Feature Request, “Deploy compositions as Adobe plugins

Does this format have a name? (like FXPlugin is name for FCP/Motion plugins)

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