vvvvhat happened in October 2017

November 2, 2017 posted by: joreg

what a month!

you may want to make yourself comfortable before diving into this. summertime is over and everyone is back patching in their cavvvves. a lot of beautiful things happened in the past month. here we go:

vvvv/vl wise

our main focus is still getting beta36 out, which will include the new and trivl way to develop nodes for vl as already mentioned here last time. just still not happy with all the details. we’ll get there eventually.. but meanwhile also a few other things happened that are ready for you to test in latest alphas:

  • the VL.Experimental package now includes reworked UDP nodes that will soon leave experimental status and are already being used under the hood now in the ArtNet (Network Sender/Receiver) nodes in vvvv which makes them faster.
  • also new in experimental: RS232 nodes for vl which will power the FirmataBord (Devices) in vvvv soon to also make it faster.
  • Custom Dynamic Buffers allow you to fill textures for DX9 and DX11 and DX11.Buffers directly in vl for later use in vvvv. this should have quite some potential…
  • work is under way to wrap the DigiCamControl library for vl which allows you to control quite a wide range of cameras
  • we’ve resumed our work on wrapping Skia for vl which will provide us with its first rendering engine. 2d only but already looking promising..we hope to be able to show you something soon.

    pin editors landed in vl

  • if you want to get started with vl as a longterm vvvv user, please read vl for vvvv users as an explanation to how it should be understood and an introduction to usecases it can help you with
  • vvvv got a nice feature on Hackaday, thanks!


woeiuser once again went totally overboard with 3 new contributions:

tobykuser shares two of his developments powered by vl:

and sebluser updated ReadBack DX11beta-contribution for vvvv b35.8 and dx11 > 1.0

also a large number of great projects this time. keep them coming!

Malachite by VOLNA

and a new twitter user to follow: vvvvmotions


a couple of interesting teasers…


and some vvvv action coming up:

enough already. anything to add? please do so in the comments!


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02.11.2017 - 16:00
thank you for the summary and being able to change VL pins. one question, do i have to drag the value to see it or can i inspect values by hovering, do VL pins behave like vvvv pins ?
02.11.2017 - 16:40
ja, pins show their values in tooltips just as in vvvv but..good find: in the gif above the patch is not running in which case the tooltip is not showing the pins value yet..i hadn’t noticed that yet..
09.11.2017 - 15:48

i guess this isnt valid anymore, right ?

09.11.2017 - 16:30
indeed, i removed that part, thanks for the pointer!
30.01.2018 - 10:08
How is work going to wrap the DigiCamControl library for vl?
05.02.2018 - 20:19
@SuperflysiNZ an initial working version is now available from here: https://github.com/vvvv/VL.Devices.DigiCamControl but if you need instructions on using this please wait for when beta36 is released, when we’ll release instructions..



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