I am the Senior AV Broadcast Technology Analyst at Loyalist College where I primarily design, install and maintain campus AV, Digital Signage and Broadcast systems and equipment. I have also do some teaching for Camera, VFX and Audio/Video editing as well; I love my job. My background includes Broadcast Television, Video Production and Technical work. My passions include traditional and digital drawing, fictional creative writing, VFX, and cinematic video projects. I have also recently rekindled my interest in robotics and have tinkered with Arduino and Raspberry Pi and a few programable robots.
I find I most comfortably find myself in the chaotic limbo between the artistically and technically creative, believing one can indeed excel at both. Which is probably why I am loving VUO! :)
One thing I don't want to see is the editor become to busy and feel pieced together. I really like how clean and simple the look of the editor still feels and don't want to lose that. So I was thinking, what if the editor had a very simplistic representations for GUI nodes showing a default look of the GUI elements built right in the node, not showing the custom themes or looks that have been applied and would be seen in the render window. This would keep the clean VUO look to the editor but still offer full composition control for many GUI elements, it could even be a collapsable feature so you don't have to use/see it if you don't want to. This could work for future GUI nodes too.
Some other ideas for GUI:
I was also wondering if maybe nodes like the slider and future rotary slider (knob) could have the option for increment steps via a list input.
Also, would it make sense for a rotary slider GUI node be able to switch from a chosen range to an unlimited rotary encoder when it just sends events out one output port for left rotations and another output port for right rotations?
This recent discussion about the UI nodes got me thinking again about some things I'd like to see happen with them in the future. I've used UI elements in my own projects quite extensively, mostly with apps I've exported but there have definitely been some things I've found to be tedious when designing with them. Before I go any farther I want to say how much I really do like and appreciate what the Vuo Team has done with them so far, I intend my suggestions simply be for taking away the tediousness of designing with them and to speed up workflow.