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Alastair (@usefuldesign)


  • Vuo Founder


2 years ago
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Agree. Vuo has less preference settings than any of the dozens of apps i use day to day. :-) I think there's this idea with Vuo that it's partly an educational tool and bridge into coding. So @teamVUO like to keep the same environment for sake of user and forum clarity, everybody on the same page. But I've always been a fan of user preferences in apps, the more the merrier far as I'm concerned.

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Not in the design world, Paul. In all the Adobe CC apps i can think of and many 3D apps there's been a paradigm around since early versions of Photoshop that "Space bar" pans, "Space bar" + "⌘" is zoom in (click or click and drag a marque a screen area) and "Space bar" + "⌘" + "Option" to zoom out. It's much faster and more intuitive for experienced designers than the double handed "⌘" + "Shift" + "+" or "–" (I hold a stylus with my right hand and have the left hand on the keyboard.

"Shift" also is a standard mac UI modifer for constrain movement to right angles and 45º angles. And also in Finder and macOS Dialogue boxes for selecting a list of items by selecting all objects between currently selected (word, file etc) and click object. Command lets you add or remove individual files or objects. Vuo broke with that paradigm too unfortunately.

If Vuo had standard use of "Shift" and "⌘" when selecting nodes on the canvas then "shift" and/or "⌘" would allow us to add a selection or deselect a node from a group of selected nodes. There's currently no way to do that.

The rationale in the early days of Vuo was that modifier keys were "modal" operators and modals are bad. But they aren't modal like a blocking dialogue box is and every well designed Art and Design and 3D app would fall over without the sensible implementation of modifier keys. I don't understand what makes Vuo 2 so different from these dozens of other apps with otherwise similar interface norms.

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mimoLive from Bonix (QC based layers) have implemented NDI for cameras and outputs and it's now there preferred location-based streaming technology for cameras as the setup is so simple and operation using remote controllers means one person operation of a multi-camera shoot is pretty manageable.

This will be a huge addition to Vuo!!

One issue with live video on Macs always seems to be those mac CPUs overheating and dropping cycles. Being able to chain macs together just via Ethernet to spread the computational load is a big opportunity with NDI too. As is camera and source sharing across a network. So pleased to see this added.

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Alastair commented on Bodysoulspirit's Feature Request, “Export as OSX Screensavers

Thanks Bodysoulspirit! I didn't realise @TeamVuo were looking to create a solution for automated code signing.