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glossary

AddOn

A node that is not natively built into vvvv but available with an extra download

addonpack

A collection of addons maintained by the vvvv-community

API

Application Programming Interface

ArtNet

Protocol for sending DMX data over IP networks, created by the company Artistic Licence

ASIO Steinberg's Audio Stream Input/Output protocol
ASIO

Low-latency and high fidelity digital audio protocol

Bass

Audio Library

Box2D

2D Physics Engine by Erin Catto

Boygrouping

Clients/Server render cluster mode

Collada

File format for 3D data. Files have the ending .dae

DataType

Specifies the type of data bound to a pin. Only pins of the same datatype can be connected.

Direct3D

Microsofts 3D rendering technology. Part of DirectX

DirectShow

Microsofts video rendering technology

DirectX

Collection of Microsofts media related programming technologies

DMX

Standard protocol for stage lighting and effects

DualView

Graphic card setting: multiple monitors can have different resolutions

Effect

DirectX container format for Vertex- and PixelShader

Empty Spread

Special case in which a spread has zero slices. aka NIL or Ø

FFT

Fast Fourier Transformation - a technique for sound frequency analysis

FreeFrame

Open videoeffect specification

Girlpower

Collection of demo patches coming with vvvv in the directory \girlpower

HelpPatch

A Patch describing a nodes functionality. Can be accessed by pressing F1 with a node selected.

HLSL

High Level Shader Language used to write an effect

HTTP

Hypertext Transfer Protocol

Inlet

Short for input pin

Inspektor

VVVVs Window that gives access to all pins of a selected node

IRC

Internet Relay Chat protocol

irrKlang

irrKlang is a high level 2D/3D sound engine and audio library.

Link

A connection between 2 pins

MIDI

Musical Instrument Digital Interface

Module

A patch designed to be reusable as a node in different scenarios

NIL

Short for Empty Spread

Node

An elementary building block of a Patch. Has input and output Pins

ODE

Open Dynamics Engine by Russell Smith

OpenCV

Open source Computer Vision and machine learning software library.

OSC

Open Sound Control Protocol

Outlet

Short for output pin

Patch

A window containing a graph of nodes

Pin

Inputs and outputs of a Node

Plugin

A node based on vvvvs COM-based plugininterface

RS232

Serial Port communications standard

Shader

Code running on the GPU rather than on the CPU. Comes in the form of vertex- and pixelshaders which together make up an effect

Singleton

A node that can only have one instance within each patch. All of which internally reference the same object

Slice

Single entry of a Spread

SliceCount

Specifies the number of entries in a spread. aka SpreadCount

SpanMode

Graphic card setting: one large screenarea across all monitors

Spread

vvvvs list/array type.

SpreadCount

Synonym for SliceCount

SubType

More precisely specifies a datatype

TCP

Transmission Control Protocol

UDP User Datagram Protocol
v4p

File suffix of a vvvv patch

VST

Steinberg's Virtual Studio Technology is a popular audio plugin standard

WDM

Windows Driver Model

X file

Microsoft's Direct3D geometry file format

Ø

Symbol for NIL aka Empty Spread

anonymous user login

Shoutbox

~5h ago

Elias: new #vvvv and #vl release: vvvv50beta35.8

~9h ago

dominikKoller: Is there a reason the old Arduino nodes are still not set to Legacy?

~17h ago

dawoof: has anyone used a LEDMX4 pro?

~2d ago

yar: I heard you like raymarching. https://vimeo.com/222084800

~2d ago

tonfilm: very nice @mburk!!! so here is the next task if you have nothing else to do: https://github.com/tebjan/CraftLie/issues/7

~2d ago

sebescudie: such wow! thanks!

~2d ago

mburk: SuperPhong -> SuperPhysical superphysical

~3d ago

tonfilm: also don't forget our #vvvv chat room on #matrix, lot's of people already there: chat-vvvv-on-matrix.org

~3d ago

vasilis: Cool!

~3d ago

metrowave: Nice new layout!