Vuo lets media creators make interactive animations, exhibits, performances, and professional-grade media projects by connecting up simple building blocks. Media creators can use these blocks to manipulate audio input, images, layers, videos, and 2D + 3D graphics, as well as record high-quality video of the results.
Vuo's features include:
- Real-time interaction using audio input, MIDI, OSC, and Art-Net DMX integration, or Kinect and Leap Motion device input
- Sharing visuals with other Mac apps through Syphon
- High-quality video export and interactive recording
- Exporting compositions as Mac apps
- CPU and GPU performance optimizations, including automatic multi-threading, compilation to machine code, and shader-based OpenGL
- Support for new users (https://vuo.org/start), including video tutorials... More Info »
Vuo has a free trial version (https://vuo.org/download).
Vuo 1.2 has now been released. The biggest new feature is subcompositions: the ability to turn a composition into a reusable node in your Node Library. This release also makes all-around performance improvements,
In addition, Vuo 1.2 adds:
- New 3D graphic shapes and 2D image filters, including a frosted glass effect, a radial RGB offset effect, and noise image generators
- Timing nodes to trigger animations at a certain time of day or relative to events such as a mouse click
- Beat detection for syncing visuals with audio tracks
- A fisheye camera, which can be used to warp 2D + 3D scenes and render them on a dome
- USB HID support for joysticks, game controllers, and other USB-HID-compliant devices
You can check out the release video on Vimeo (https://vimeo.com/148790373), and read the release notes (https://vuo.org/release) for the details.
A copy of Vuo (https://vuo.org/buy) costs $49, and a copy of Vuo Pro (nodes for stereoscopic rendering, mesh projection, Art-Net, and fisheye camera; antialiasing and motion blur when exporting movies; and a dark interface mode) costs $149.