OpenGL running inside VVVV

December 1, 2011 posted by: elliotwoods Guest Post


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01.12.2011 - 16:47
where is the image ? there is no proof :)
01.12.2011 - 16:47

image above now :)

Doesn’t support screenshots - hence the manual screenshot.

Just something really simple before going to bed (Quads are internal to the renderer)

Next would be Group node and external draw objects (e.g. Quad, Vertex Buffer Objects, shaders)

Then perhaps Transform compatibility, textures

Interopability with DirectX will be a little over my head (but is somewhat possible)

p.s. vux mentioned he’d done this before. i’m just happy that i’ve got a new toy to play with

Why would you do this?

  • Cross-platform (VVVV needs to get it’s OSX on, ya hear me :) ?)
  • Geometry shaders (They are pretty useful)
  • Complete control over the rendering pipeline

But seriously

  • VVVV manages so much about rendering, this is only for low level
  • So far I’m using the windows forms wrapper which is fairly slow, fullscreen is proper speed. will get to that later.
01.12.2011 - 23:06
02.12.2011 - 11:59 please support this however, ogl in v4 is coooool :)

02.12.2011 - 19:43


back to the root’s ~ vvvv on linux opengl yep 64bit of course ~ get allways a nervous breakdown after 20min “vista experience” ;-)

and by the way the puedata community was on search for a replacement of tcl/tk interface ~ VVVV gui fo pd? ~ just a dream … because i caught myself right clicking in puredata and a pleasing way to keep the “vvvv is not opensource” voices calm down.

wish you well ~ and keep on going kiilo

03.12.2011 - 06:05

@dEp - WebGL is a decent graphics pipeline, but then other things will fall short for what i use (threading, devices, system specific features).

I think WebGL is very likely to be the main future of things like VVVV, processing, etc. But there will always be people who want something a bit more low level, and i think i’d end up with that curse myself.

That said, it’d be fantastic to get node compatability with vvvv.js, so full OpenGL pipelines can be run in both exe and js

03.12.2011 - 11:22

Hey Elliot: this looks seriously good. Keep us posted about the development of this.

Just couple thoughts about the OSX port: 1-Because vvvv has a very minimal interface, i think the porting to cocoa would be quite straight forward. Of course that assumes that most of the UI elements will be done using objective-c. 2-an idea to porting some of the HLSL shaders might be to use Cg (i have taken a look couple times and they are very similar). The negative side is that, as long as i know, cg only compiles with NVidia cards.



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