Released on 2021.11.24

Vuo 2.4.0 is a free update that includes several improvements. Highlights include:

  • Added support for exporting FxPlug plug-ins that run natively on Apple Silicon (M1/ARM64)
  • Added a console window (Tools > Show Console) that displays log messages
  • Adopted several community nodes as built-in nodes
  • Updated to the NDI 5 SDK, which now includes Apple Silicon (M1/ARM64) support

Also, in this release we dropped support for OS X El Capitan (10.11) and changed the minimum system requirement to macOS Sierra (10.12).

Read on for info on other changes.

Built-in Nodes, Types, and Input Editors

  • Added Get Mesh Values node (Thanks to khenkel and Bodysoulspirit for contributing to this!)
  • Added Make Phyllotaxis Points node (Thanks to Magneson for contributing to this!)
  • Added Make Points along Cube Edges node (Thanks to Magneson for contributing to this!)
  • Added Make Points along Oval node (Thanks to Bodysoulspirit and Magneson for contributing to this!)
  • Added Make Points on 2D/3D Grid node classes (Thanks to Magneson for contributing to this!)
  • Added a "Discard When Full" input port to the Enqueue node to choose the discard direction (Thanks to Magneson for contributing to this!)
  • Added Average List Item Groups node (Thanks to Magneson for contributing to this!)
  • Added Split XY(Z(W)) List nodes (Thanks to Magneson for contributing to this!)
  • Added Interleave List Item Groups node (Thanks to Magneson for contributing to this!)
  • Added Wrap List node (Thanks to Magneson for contributing to this!)
  • Added workaround for empty screen names provided by macOS on Apple Silicon (M1/ARM64) Macs (Thanks to keithlang for reporting this!)
  • Fixed issue where Make Image from Web Page would output an incorrect image when the width wasn't a multiple of 32 (Thanks to keithlang for reporting this!)
  • Fixed issue where global mouse coordinates would change depending on which screen the active window was on (Thanks to Chris for reporting this!)
  • Documented scaling of the Calculate Amplitudes for Frequencies node's output; added "Compare Scaled Audio Frequencies" example composition (Thanks to videopiglet for reporting this!)
  • Fixed incorrect "Position" output of Cycle through List node after inputting a smaller list and sending an event to "Go Backward" (Thanks to mic for reporting this!)
  • Fixed issue where Change All Shaders would sometimes cause the composition to crash when rendering a previous copy of the scene while changing shaders in the upcoming scene (Thanks to mikeiv for reporting this!)
  • Fixed issue where Save Images/Frames to Movie would crash when passed an audio frame with 0 or more than 2 channels (Thanks to keithlang for reporting this!)
  • Improved performance of many List and Math nodes when working with large lists
  • Enabled AV Foundation / VideoToolbox's "professional" video codecs, to maybe speed up ProRes on Mac Pro systems with Afterburner
  • Added a Keep Average (List) node to calculate a rolling average or overall average for each item in a list, and added the option for Keep Average to calculate a rolling average (Thanks to khenkel for contributing to this!)
  • Fixed crashes when passing out-of-range values to various nodes (Make Parametric Points, Make Parametric Grid Points, Make Parametric Object, Make Points in 2D/3D Grid, Make Random Value/List with Seed, Make Date-Time)
  • Fixed incorrect texture coordinates when using Intersect 3D Objects, Subtract 3D Objects, and Union 3D Objects
  • Fixed potential crash when using the deprecated versions of the Allow Changes, Changed, Decreased, or Increased nodes with the Screen, URL, or Video Input Device types

Exporting Apps and Plugins

  • Fixed crash when using an FxPlug in Apple Compressor (Thanks to AN2x4 for reporting this!)
  • Reduced latency when starting a composition exported as an FFGL plugin (Thanks to Motus Lumina for reporting this!)
  • Fixed issue where the vuo-export and vuo-compile CLIs didn't work for protocol compositions
  • Translated more of the text in the warnings about system requirements for exports
  • Fixed issue where the File > Export > Movie's progress bar didn't update on macOS 12

Vuo Editor

  • Improved français translations (Thanks to Kewl for working on this!)
  • Fixed crash when opening a node title editor, comment editor, or published port name editor, then pressing Escape without making any changes (Thanks to jon121 and keithlang for reporting this!)
  • Fixed issue where a Quit menu item would sometimes appear in the File menu, and the Quit menu item in the Vuo menu would sometimes be disabled (Thanks to jfg and Paul for reporting this!)
  • Added more console log messages to assist with troubleshooting compositions
  • Changed the port popover for Make Image with Shadertoy to not show the full shader code
  • Fixed crash when working with compositions that contained nodes compatible with missing types
  • Added more keywords for text, list, and table nodes

Documentation and Examples

  • Clarified the Vuo manual section on adding a comment by including the Markdown format for linebreaks and paragraphs (Thanks to keithlang for requesting this!)
  • Expanded documentation on color depth for the Render Scene to Image, Render Scene to Stereo Images, and Blend Images nodes (Thanks to jersmi for requesting this!)
  • Expanded documentation on multisampling for the Render Scene to Image and Render Scene to Stereo Images nodes

Vuo Compiler and Runtime

  • Added support for custom nodes that use run-path-dependent dynamic libraries (Thanks to mic for reporting this!)

SDK

  • Fixed issue where the vuo-compile CLI couldn't process some 3rd-party C++ library headers (such as OpenCV) (Thanks to mic for requesting this!)
  • Converted the vuo-debug command-line tool to example code
  • Enabled support for throwing and catching C++ exceptions from within nodes and types (in addition to libraries, which already allowed them)
  • Fixed crash when loading a node class whose list of dependencies contains one ending with ".dylib"

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