This table is based on research by Team Vuo. It covers built-in features, not necessarily third-party add-ons. If you notice any inaccuracies, please send us a correction.

Automatically multithreads compositions? Compiles compositions?
Vuo


Vuo's compiler automatically schedules independent parts of the composition on separate threads to take full advantage of multicore CPUs


Compositions are compiled to native executables and libraries. They run directly on the machine without needing the overhead of a "viewer" or "player" application to interpret them.

Isadora

No

No

Max

No
Manually, using certain nodes

Partial
DSP nodes created with Gen are compiled

Processing

No

Partial
Sketches are compiled to run on the Java VM

Pure Data

No
Manually, using certain nodes from an external library

No

Quartz Composer

No

No

TouchDesigner

No
Manually, using certain nodes

No

vvvv

No
Manually, using certain nodes from an external library

Partial
Users can open a text editor to write C# that is dynamically compiled and inserted into the composition