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Who vvvv community
When Tue, Jun 27th 2017 - 19:30 until Tue, Jun 27th 2017 - 23:59
Where Mousonturm, Waldschmidtstraße 4, 60316 Frankfurt am Main, Germany

We are streaming this years vvvv keynode event live.

The stream recording can now be watched here:

Thanks everyone who was there and followed us live.
It was a great evening with you and we are very happy about all the super positive feedback we got for the speakers and the show.

Also big, big thanks to the technical team around @MSBERGER from Satis&Fy who made this show look so pro in the stream. As well as the team around @eno from NSYNK for the stage video production using their vvvv based tool IRIS.

Enjoy the rest of NODE17!

tonfilm, Tuesday, Jun 27th 2017 Digg | Tweet | Delicious 0 comments  

Just in time for the upcoming amazing Node 17, here is the latest DirectX11 release.

This gets a little bump to version 1.1, and as usual there's a semi decent changelog.

So what's new? (Please read before to click on the download link ;)

Let's first give a little space for the two big tickets (which deserve a little bigger spot than a mini bullet list)

First one, every node except Kinect 2 (and experimental) have a help patch, since last release you now have more than 100 extra help patches. So pressing F1 will now bring you in some land with an example or at least explanation for the most advanced nodes.

Second one, Bullet has been reworked and got some big redesign. There's been a large emphasis into making the set easier to use and of course many new nodes (Creation done by body type, more nodes to define properties, filter API, constraints, vehicle...)
Please note that for this release soft bodies are left out, they will be back (in force) in next version.

And of course, some usual new features/fixes:

  • All components are in various subfolders, to make it easier to search, pick and mix.
  • Kinect 2 nodes were missing a few dependencies, which are now part of build.
  • Renderer (DX11) has option to disable default shortcuts when focused.
  • Renderer (DX11.Volume)was throwing an error on delete/exit if it was never used
  • Anisotropic sampler node clamps value from 0->16 (otherwise creation would fail)
  • Multi slice validator was broken, now it's working again.
  • Unzip text style was using a wrong type
  • Text layout nodes set a ui minimum value for maxwidth/mxheight, and enforce a >= 0 to avoid invalid argument error
  • Line Strip now has adjacency option (to build line adj instead)
  • New node : GetSpread (DX11.Layer Order): allows to get spread on a layer, this is much faster than using a validator counterpart.
  • Bezier patch helpers on non uniform control points were displaying incorrectly.
  • PixelBillBoard and ViewportBillBoard (DX11.Layer) are now spreadable
  • SetSlice (TextureArray) now outputs individual slices as well as single TextureArray
  • Text library is replaced by a pure c# counterpart, which avoids to require any of the visual c++ toolchains to build the pack (and the correct visual studio version that goes with it)
  • FromSharedTexture disposes old handle properly, and handles Nil input properly if it occurs
  • Info (DX11.Texture2D) has a pin with creation time (debug timestamp provided by the driver)
  • New node : ViewportRouter (DX11.Layer) Some group that sends layer on a per viewport basis
  • Image shader size defaults are hidden and not collapsed now, since they are frequently used for sources
  • Text nodes support validators (except frustum test)
  • Renderer (DX11.StreamOut) was not releasing buffer properly.
  • Renderer (DX11.StreamOut Advanced) new node.
  • AsTexture (DX11.Texture 2d Raw) Create texture from a stream (use data as it is, and user needs to provide format/size/stride). Also allows to read from specific location in the stream.
  • Fix memory leak on text (DX11.Geometry)

Download here:
directx11-nodes

vux, Sunday, Jun 25th 2017 Digg | Tweet | Delicious 0 comments  

A few more glitches came up right after the last release, so here we go again, welcome beta35.8!

The most important fix is that the code completion in the C# editor works again (thanks @vux for reporting). It was kinda broken since beta35. All the other fixes target mainly VL (thanks @björn).

And here are some more highlights taped for you:

See you at NODE!

yours,
devvvvs

Elias, Sunday, Jun 25th 2017 Digg | Tweet | Delicious 0 comments  

No changes to the previous version. Just a fresh download.

Elias, Sunday, Jun 25th 2017 Digg | Tweet | Delicious 0 comments  

Just right in time one week before NODE17 we proudly present the latest vvvv release - the beta35.7!

This release primarily focuses on bug fixes and workflow glitches so that the patching experience during workshops at NODE is as smooth as possible.

VVVV

  • All editors from the editing framework have a Gizmo manipulator.
  • Less drawing glitches on high DPI displays.
  • Links can finally turn red when the source and sink types don't match anymore. Should you come across them in your existing patches this simply means that you see a potential problem in your patch the UI didn't show you before.
  • Enums saw quite a few improvements, from a simpler internal encoding to no more red spread operation nodes. Also the S/R performance should be back up to normal.

VL

  • The Gray Book was heavily updated. You might find quite a few gems hidden there you didn't know about yet.
  • One can now search inside a patch like in any text editor by pressing CTRL+F and across all the VL documents by pressing CTRL+SHIFT+F
  • The new Solution Explorer allows you to quickly navigate and get an overview of all the documents, their node definitions and dependencies between them. Open it by pressing CTRL+J.
  • The user interaction was unified so a double click will always bring up the node browser now. For that reason a few keyboard shortcuts had to be changed, so to create pins, pads or IO boxes quickly one needs to press CTRL, SHIFT or ALT while clicking. To force connections or drag nodes out of regions one needs to press SPACE. For a complete overview of VL's shortcuts go here.
  • Links will now snap to pins
  • The default patch type "Patch" is now called "Process" and all patch types are now supported as vvvv nodes.

Have fun patching and see you at NODE

yours,
devvvvs

PS: If you haven't seen it yet, checkout the first VL contribution CraftLie which allows you to draw inside VL using the famous DX11 rendering engine.

PPS: It came to our attention that a few VL girlpower patches are broken (_Basics/AsyncInput, _Basics/ParticleSystem, 2D/Spray, Games/Asteroids and Games/Tetris). A hotfix can be found here.

Elias, Tuesday, Jun 20th 2017 Digg | Tweet | Delicious 1 comments  

No changes to the previous version here. Just fresh bits.

Elias, Tuesday, Jun 20th 2017 Digg | Tweet | Delicious 0 comments  

My dear vvvv users,

we've scheduled beta 35.7 for release at the end of the week. To make it as polished as possible here comes a release candidate for you to tamper with. Download it, try it and report any findings in our forums.

Also note that this release will be the last one before NODE17. So workshop hosts especially should have a look at it whether or not everything they need is in there and working.

The noteworthy changes are

VVVV

  • All Editors from the editing framework have a Gizmo manipulator.
  • Links will be drawn red when the pins don't match anymore. Invalid links are stored in patches so that they can be reestablished when they match again. This should be helpful for dynamic plugin and VL development.
  • More love for enums: enum spread shuffling nodes finally behave as wanted, GetSlice added, simplified internal encoding. s/r nodes performance restored

VL

  • You can search inside patches (Ctrl+F) or across all the currently opened VL documents (Ctrl+Shift+F)
  • The whole document structure can be browsed with the new solution explorer (Ctrl+J)
  • The default patch type "Patch" is now called "Process" and all patches types in the category VVVV are now picked up as nodes inside vvvv (previously only "Class" used to work)
  • Unified user interaction - double click always opens node browser, right click always opens context menu
  • Links will now snap to pins

For an in depth list of changes have a look at the changelog.

Download

64-bit
vvvv (35.7_rc5)
addons (35.7_rc5)
32-bit
vvvv (35.7_rc5)
addons (35.7_rc5)

This release is intended to be the last one of the beta 35 series. We changed plans a bit and deliberately kept the rather big internal feature branch (which allows you to drag'n drop .NET assemblies onto the patch) out of this release as it will need a longer testing period in the alpha build channels.

Elias, Saturday, Jun 17th 2017 Digg | Tweet | Delicious 9 comments  

Helo evvvveryone,

are you new to vvvv and want to really divvvve into it? Or you know someone who needs a beginners treatment? We got you covvvvered:

From June 26 to July 2nd in Frankfurt/Germany we're offering a week long concentrated learning atmosphere with 50 workshops around vvvv as part of the NODE17 Forum for Digital Arts. Here is our recommendation for beginners:

Take either one of the 2 day workshops:

Or the half day taster course:

Or if you already have some programming experience choose:

Then join the:

Get your ticket and then see you there, horray!

joreg, Tuesday, Jun 13th 2017 Digg | Tweet | Delicious 0 comments  

previously on vvvv: vvvvhat happened in April 2017


NODE17

so node, obviously, coming up in just a few weeks, here is what you need to know:

CreativeApplications did a thorough writeup of what to expect.
and if you've missed NODE15, watch this as inspiration.

vvvv/vl

sorry for not blogging more about the recent changes to vvvv/vl which are already live in alpha builds but a new release is imminent and we'll cover things then. one thing though you shouldn't miss is:

and there is a new way to get in touch with us and many of you are already using it:

Contributions

we've received three new contributions in may:

Teaser

quite a few teasers..hope to see those released soon:

Gallery

and a lot of fresh projects realized with vvvv:

Archive Dreaming by Refik Anadol Studio
in collaboration with Google’s Artists and Machine Intelligence program

Anything to add? Please do so in the comments.
Gut Patch!

joreg, Sunday, Jun 4th 2017 Digg | Tweet | Delicious 4 comments  

dear visitors of NODE17,

we've finally opened workshop-booking for you! cheesus, sorry for the delay but you know how it goes, sometimes things go unexpected ways...

anyway now here you go:

if you've already bought a ticket you got an email with instructions already. here is just to back up:

you have two ways to browse the schedule, both show the same info, choose whichever way you prefer:

and here are two ways to get an overview of all workshops. again, same info, just different views:

in case you encounter any problems while booking please contact the team via ping@node-forum.org

next stop: see you there!

joreg, Saturday, Jun 3rd 2017 Digg | Tweet | Delicious 2 comments  

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Shoutbox

~13h ago

sagishi: any vvvv wizardry going on at ADAF in athens this week?

~13h ago

vux: Freshly released, DirectX11 v1.3 directx11-1.3-update

~1d ago

weareallclowns: has anyone used avr-gcc with vvvv? thinking about uploading a vvvv sketch to arduino

~3d ago

motzi: @udo2013: you can't change the resolution of the standard DX11 renderer (res=window size). use temptarget renderer + preview instead

~3d ago

Tamoeba Kale: Is it possible that i am missing thew whole "animation" category nodes? how?

~3d ago

udo2013: hello. is there a way to change the fullscreen resolution of renderer dx11? found no possibility + can not be opened.

~4d ago

tekcor: @joreg vl.glTF loader looks intense inside, but is red in b36.

~4d ago

MultiNIL: @joreg sure!

~4d ago

joreg: @MultiNIL supa! can we have this as a gallery entry? 24

~4d ago

MultiNIL: forgot to share: our very first vvvv project, digital-hybrid-airhockey-table: https://vimeo.com/210617286 making of: https://vimeo.com/269974764