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Root

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The Concept

Cascading structure of subpatches as seen in the Finder window

The Root patch is the patch on top of the hierarchy of patches. It is the only patch that does not have a parentpatch.

The root patch automatically loaded on start up is the "root.v4p" file next to vvvv.exe. Typically it does not have to be changed. But if you like, you can use it just like any other patch and add nodes and subpatches to it.

Press ALT+R to open it.

So you may change that patch to fit your needs, but be sure to save it manually whenever you are happy, since you won't be asked to save the file when closing vvvv.

The Root patch typically contains


If you close the root patch vvvv will ask what if you want to:

  • open an existing patch
  • create a new patch
  • quit

Custom Root

Instead of opening the default "root.v4p" file that ships with vvvv you can also open any other patch as root using one of these two methods:

  • in windows explorer right-click a .v4p file and choose "Open as Root".
  • use the /r commandline option

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Shoutbox

~10h ago

microdee: There was a problem with DX11’s VPM pack, now I switched everything depending on DX11 to the contrib zip file. It should work now.

~15h ago

unti: Please remove Hauppauge from the list of supported videoIn cards. They still don't seem to work with vvvv.

~2d ago

Lorenz: What if screens could be shaped into any form? screenization-experiment-materiality

~4d ago

joreg: @bo27 one cross each!

~4d ago

bo27: @joreg should I answer again? :))

~5d ago

joreg: ~200 answers to the survvvvey so far. Can we double this? Please remind your friends/collegues to fill out: https://t.co/gHvameecfn #vvvv

~5d ago

gegenlicht: The "im not a robot" login dialog just gave me a minor existential crisis.

~7d ago

tonfilm: @schlonzo dark theme is not released yet, you have to wait a bit for the vvvv gamma release...

~7d ago

schlonzo: how do I switch VL into black mode?

~8d ago

evvvvil: Yo I'm live on TWITCH doing some live coding. 25 minutes time limit, "shader showdown" demoscene battle style. https://www.twitch.tv/evvvvil_