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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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Kingluma,

Are you checking to make sure an event enters the Share Value node after you change the Width value? Here's a simple composition that shows that. If that's not your problem, can you provide an example that doesn't work for you?

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Jean Marie commented on Teo's Feature Request, “More tint colors needed

Teo,

We think that better work flows around sub-compositions and comments on the canvas (whose backgrounds can be tinted 10 colors), both coming in Vuo 2.0, might mitigate the need for additional node tints. Would you like us to open your proposal for voting, or wait until you see how Vuo 2.0 might work for you?

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The TLRemoteCamera is no longer available in the App Store. Instead:

  1. Connect your iPhone and Mac to the same wireless network. It's often more reliable to configure your Mac to create its own network, to reduce contention among multiple devices. Go to the Airport menu > Create Network, and connect your iPhone to it.
  2. On your iPhone, go the App Store, and install EpocCam.
  3. On your Mac, go to http://www.kinoni.com/ and download the driver for your Mac, and install it. You may be asked to restart your Mac.
  4. Run EpocCam on your phone.
  5. In Vuo open a Receive Live Video node. Click on the device input port, and check the EpocCam device. Connect that node to an image-processing or image-rendering node, such as Render Image to Window, and run the composition.
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This is not a bug. On nodes that have one input port and one output port (like Fetch Image) we show the input port label, but not the output port label, so one port of the node is labeled. On nodes where there is only one input port and multiple output ports, you don't really need a label, since you can get the input type from the documentation if you don't know it. On those nodes we omit the input port label to keep the node an uncluttered as possible.

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