pbourke's picture

Add option to draw border for `Make Oval Layer` and `Make Rectangle Layer`

Add control over the outline to the Make Oval Layer node so one can just draw border, or combination of transparency of border and interior.

Component: 

Notes from Team Vuo

Vuo Pro: 

No — available with both Vuo CE and Vuo Pro

Complexity: 

●○○○ — Up to a few days of work

Potential: 

●○○ — Appeals to current community
pbourke's picture
Paul posted a new Discussion, “Circle outline - how to?

Circle outline - how to?

I need a circle border with a controllable size and thickness, as a layer. Disappointed that the "Make Oval Layer" doesn't have an option for the border as well as interior.

So, what is the simplest way to create a circle outline. Currently Making Parametric Points -> Make line Strip -> Render to image -> Make image layer. Must be a better way.

jstrecker's picture

Hmm, that does sound annoying. Our team hasn't encountered any slowness when connected to projectors before, including when testing with Vuo 2.4.2 and Apple Silicon — so I wonder what's different about your setup.

It would help to know if the problem is specific to that one type of projector. Have you had the opportunity to try other projectors or external displays?

Have you noticed if the resolution or display arrangement makes any difference?

When you have the projector connected and a moderately complex Vuo composition open, would you mind getting a process sample so we can see where Vuo is bogged down?

  • Open Applications > Utilities > Activity Monitor.
  • Select Vuo.
  • Click on the gear icon with dropdown menu.
  • Select Sample Process.
  • During the 5 seconds that the sample is being taken, attempt to scroll/zoom/select/edit on the Vuo canvas.
  • Save the sample and attach it to this bug report.
Edda Glass's picture

canvas is laggy when I have a projector plugged in

Status: 

Vuo version: 

OS version: 

  • macOS 12

CPU architecture: 

Apple Silicon (M1/ARM64)

How severely does this bug affect you?: 

●●○○ — It's annoying but I can work around it.

Steps causing the bug to occur: 

  1. plug in projector
  2. open moderately complex project (do not run)
  3. attempt to scroll, zoom, select, edit on the canvas. Canvas either doesn't respond at all or is sluggish and jerky.

Have you been able to reproduce the problem?: 

●●● — Yes, the problem occurs consistently when I follow the steps above

Have you found a workaround?: 

no

Other notes: 

Interestingly I don't have trouble using other graphic intense programs like photoshop (with plenty of layers) or iPhoto— they are all super snappy, no lag at all loading layers, rendering etc. This is a 2020 Mac book pro with the m1 max chip, so no shortage of power.

jstrecker's picture

kokot, that would be a question for the VDMX team/community.

jstrecker's picture

Thanks for reporting this problem, pedronbvasconcelos. We were actually able to reproduce the problem with a TTF font, so it seems not to be limited to OTF, but rather to affect some specific fonts and not others. We've accepted this bug report and plan to fix it in a future release.

kokot's picture

Hi, I changed the frame rate in vdmx from default 0 to 25 and saved the project. But after reopening it always comes with default 0 again. Is there any way to make it permanent 25? Would this be something that can done from vuo or is this more vdmx question? Thank you for any help.

pedronbvasconcelos's picture

OTF font render cuts diacritics if on single line

Status: 

Vuo version: 

OS version: 

  • macOS 12

CPU architecture: 

Intel x86_64

How severely does this bug affect you?: 

●●○○ — It's annoying but I can work around it.

Steps causing the bug to occur: 

  1. Insert "Make Text Layer" and "Render layers to window"
  2. Change font to OTF font and input text with diacritics
  3. If rotation is changed or a newline is added before text, diacritics appear

Have you been able to reproduce the problem?: 

●●● — Yes, the problem occurs consistently when I follow the steps above

Have you found a workaround?: 

Add a newline before text

Other notes: 

This doesn't happen with TTF fronts.

On Quartz Composer this problem also existed and could be circumvented by an input "image height" margin added in "Image with string": Using 2 instances of "Image with string", the first to get rendered image dimensions and the second with a height margin added to reveal the concealed diacritics.

Screenshots: 

Compositions: 

AttachmentSize
Binary Data pad-font-1.vuo3.04 KB
jstrecker's picture
Jaymie commented on Paul's Bug Report, “Shards in make fisheye render

Paul sent us a composition demonstrating the problem, and reported that it happens both on ARM and Intel.

We found that the problem happens when you use the Make Fisheye Camera node and there's a 3D object on the same plane as the camera, like in the attached modification of the Show Trees With Fisheye example composition.

It's possible to avoid the problem by moving the 3D object or the camera so they don't coincide. In the next Vuo release, we plan to add the ability to set the near and far clipping planes for the fisheye camera (similar to the Distance Min/Max ports on other camera nodes) as a way to avoid the problem without moving the camera.

Pages

Welcome!

Vuo is more than nodes and cables, it's a community! Feel free to browse or add your voice.

Browse Discussions

Start a Discussion


Browse Feature Requests

Suggest a Feature


Browse the Composition Gallery

Share a Composition


How can I get notifications?

Learn more about the community

Learn more about Vuo

Vuo Announcements

Sign up for the Vuo announcements mailing list to get news and join the community. Typically a few emails per year.