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Resolume Avenue & Arena 7.16

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Avenue is an instrument for VJs, AV performers and video artists.

Resolume Avenue is an instrument for VJs, AV performers, and video artists.  Avenue puts all your media and effects right at your fingertips so you can quickly improvise your live visuals.

Live Video Mixing

Resolume puts you in charge. You can play your videos when you want, how you want. Forwards, backward, scratch and adjust tempo to the beat. Mix and match your visuals quickly and easily and play Resolume like an instrument.

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Intuitive Interface

Whatever your style is, Resolume offers you an easy interface to rock it. Use as little or as many videos and effects as you like. The only limit is your computer’s raw power and imagination.

From Your Local Club to Main Stage

You can play on any amount of screens. From a simple screen behind the DJ in your local club to the main stage at Ultra. As long as your computer can recognize it as an output, Resolume will let you use it.

Audio Visual Playback

Resolume plays both audio and video files. Animate pixels and drop beats, and combine any video file with any audio file.

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Audio Visual Effects

Resolume has both audio effects and video effects. Use them separately or combine them to create exciting new audiovisual effects.

Audio Analysis

Make clips and effects dance to the beat. Resolume can analyze the audio to make any parameter bounce to the music.

Projection Mapping with Arena

Project video on any type of surface. Complex geometrical structures or whole buildings. Resolume does all the hard work, so you can concentrate on the important part: being creative.

Resolume Projection mapping

Blend Projectors with Arena

With edge blending you can seamlessly project one beautiful widescreen image with two or more projectors. It can even wrap around for a full 360-degree experience.

Project on Cars, Buildings or Pumpkins

With Arena, you can take on any size mapping project. From projecting on DJ booths to cars, buildings, and LED mappings on giant stages like Ultra.

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LED There Be Light

Think outside the screen and color the lights too! With Arena you can send out colors to DMX fixtures and the lights will be in sync with your visuals.

Live Composite & Effects

Adjust the scale and position of your clips to suit your needs. Apply effects to drastically change the look of your video. Everything runs on the video card so you get the fastest performance and best image quality possible.

Real-Time Rendering

Apply effects, blend, mix, cut, and edit, everything happens on the spot.

Audio & Visual Plugins

All visual effects in Resolume are plugins and you can easily add more effects by downloading 3rd party plugins. You can even program your own using OpenGL. On the audio side, you can use VST plugins to play your favorite effects.

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Integrate With Other Apps

With Syphon on the Mac and Spout on Windows, you can share visuals in real-time between Resolume and other apps running on the same computer. You can even program your own apps that integrate with Resolume.

All Hands on Deck

Liberate yourself from the mouse. Use your favorite MIDI controller or get physical with your iPhone via OSC.
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Control from a Lighting Desk

You can control Arena from a lighting desk using DMX. So you can operate the lights and video with the touch of a fader.

Video over Network

With NewTek NDI® you can send and receive video between computers on the same network. Use any resolution you like, with an alpha channel, in high quality and low latency.

What’s New In Resolume 7?

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UNDO

You now have a little guardian angel looking over your shoulder. Made a mistake? Just hit undo and you’re back to where you were. Accidentally removed a deck instead of renamed it? Hit CTRL + Z and all your clips are back. Phew!

Undo is also a great design tool. Feel free to experiment with the look of your clips, apply effects, change the colors and if you do not like what you see you can always go back with undo.

resolume dongleUSB License Dongle Option

With the Resolume USB Dongle, you have a very flexible way to manage your Resolume Avenue 7 and Arena 7 license.

Register your dongle once and then insert it into any computer you like, start Resolume and it’s registered. A dongle does not require online verification after registration so it’s perfect for use on computers that are kept offline.

Please contact sales@toolfarm.com for a custom quote on the USB dongle.

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Color Eye Dropper

Pick a color from anywhere on your screen and apply it in your composition.

Multiple MIDI Devices

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What’s better than an APC40? Two APC40’s!
Connecting multiple MIDI devices was always possible but their MIDI signals would get mixed. Resolume can now distinguish MIDI coming from different devices making them work nicely together almost magically.

Improved Random Playback

Random playback was always a bit too … well … random. But you now have a lot more control over random playback. You determine how often it will jump to a new random position and how far it is allowed to jump.

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Color Palette Animation

Pink Green Pink Green Pink Green Pink Green
Animate your favorite colors in a color palette.

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Autopilot Loops

You can now determine how often a clip should loop before advancing to the next.

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MetaBalls, Sine Wave, Spiral

They say it’s more sustainable to buy local produce. So we worked together with The Hague based artist Darien Brito to create a few versatile generators so you can create even more visuals right within Resolume.

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Free Updates for 12 Months

Starting with version 7 you receive free updates for 12 months when you buy a Resolume license. After this period you can renew your license to receive updates again. This is not a subscription. Your last eligible update will always continue working. Read our blog post to learn why we’re doing this. Check out this support article for all the details.

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Let’s Get Technical

A lot of under-the-hood changes have been made to make Resolume run faster, more efficient and more robust.

Improved Media Manager

Clip reconnecting in the Media Manager is simplified to make it faster and more robust.

FFGL 2.0 Plugins

The FFGL plugin standard is updated to version 2.0. Plugins can now receive Audio FFT input to create audio visualizers. Parameters can be spinners or drop-downs. Parameter ranges can be customized and are not limited to always 0.0 – 1.0 anymore. The documentation & examples are also improved on the GitHub repository.

FFGL 2.0 now requires OpenGL 4.1 so plugins that work in version 6 will not work in version 7, those plugins will need to be updated by the developer who created them.

Native ProRes Playback

Resolume can now play ProRes video on both macOS & Windows. Alley 2.1.0 can convert ProRes to DXV.

DVX Codec

High-Performance Codec

With the DXV 3 Codec, you can mix more video layers on a higher resolution than any other codec. How? By doing all the hard work on the hardware that does it best: the video card.

Easy to Use

DXV comes with just a few settings that are designed to deliver maximum performance with minimal loss of quality. Let the codec do the thinking so you can do the mixing.

Alpha Channel

The DXV codec can also store an alpha channel. This is essential for preserving transparency in complex video compositions.

Adobe DXV Plugins

We have created a set of Adobe DXV exporter & importer plugins that enable rendering with the DXV codec in Adobe Premiere Pro, Media Encoder and After Effects.

Convert to DXV with Alley 2.0

Resolume Alley is a super quick lightweight video player and video converter. It plays all your media files, including DXV files, straight from the file browser. Convert your video files to DXV in just a few clicks.

QuickTime

The DXV Codec is a cross-platform QuickTime codec. Any QuickTime enabled application on Mac and PC can render video files to DXV.

Download

The DXV codec is free and included in the Arena, Avenue, and Alley installers. Check out this support article about DXV to learn how to render your files with the DXV codec.

System Requirements

  • Windows 8.1
  • AMD or NVIDIA graphics card
  • 8GB RAM
  • OS X 10.14 Mojave
  • AMD or Iris Pro graphics card.
  • 8GB RAM
Recommended Specs
  • Windows 10
  • i7 Processor, 6 core, 3.7 GHz
  • Nvidia RTX 2070
  • M2 SSD
  • 16 GB Ram
  • OS X 10.15 Catalina
  • i7 Processor, 6 core, 2.6 GHz
  • Radeon Pro 560X
  • SSD
  • 16GB RAM
User Interface
  • Dark look to minimize eye fatigue in dark environments
  • Single-window layout for most important user interface panes
  • Integrated file browser for fast access to media
  • Organize clips into decks to load an unlimited amount of preconfigured clips
Features
  • Preview the output before it goes live
  • Sequence clips using the Autopilot
  • Fully automated clip transitions
  • Use BPM clock to play media in time with the music
  • Synchronize the BPM clock with other applications via MIDI clock
  • Freely assignable crossfader
  • Cue points to jump to different sections of a video file
  • Reloop clips on the fly using the BeatLoopr
  • Find and reconnect moved or missing media
Effects
  • 40+ transitions and blend modes like Add, Lighten, Alpha, and Lumakey to combine layers and transition between clips
  • 70+ video effects included that can be applied to clips, layers and the composition
  • 3rd party FreeFrameGL plugins
  • Unlimited number of effects can be applied to the clips, layers, and composition
  • Effect clips enable the same workflow for effects as clips
  • Audio effects: Bitcrusher, Distortion, EQ, Flanger, High-Pass, Low-Pass audio effects
  • VST audio effects
  • Combine video & audio effects to create audio-visual effects
  • Control multiple parameters with one dial using the Dashboard
  • Quickly save and restore effects presets
Video Output
  • Edge blend multiple projectors to create one seamless image (Arena)
  • Amount of outputs limited only by the number of output ports on a video card
  • Add more outputs by using a splitter like the Matrox TripleHead or Datapath X4
  • Warp video to project onto objects. (Arena)
  • Windowed or full-screen output to any computer display.
  • Record composition to quickly create new clips
Media
  • Play an unlimited number of Quicktime MOV and AVI video files
  • Recommended Codecs: DXV, Photo JPEG, ProRes.
  • Display PNG & JPEG Images
  • Play GIFs
  • Maximum video and image size is determined by the maximum texture size of the video card
  • Play WAV audio files and the audio track from video files
  • Real-time adjust the speed, play direction,
  • Set in and out,-point of media files
  • Loop, bounce (ping-pong), play once (one-shot)
  • Input and Output with Blackmagic Design, Datapath and AJA capture cards
  • Input video from other applications via Syphon on the Mac and Spout on the PC
  • The streaming video between computers via a network using NDI
Connectivity
  • Control via MIDI, DMX, and OSC
  • Output and receive DMX via Art-Net compatible devices.
  • Synchronize video playback to 2 SMPTE timecode inputs
Arena & Avenue Difference
Arena does everything Avenue can and adds a number of premium features.

Arena Only:

  • Projection Mapping
  • Edge Blending
  • SMPTE Timecode input
  • Denon StageLinq
  • DMX Control
  • DMX Fixture Output
  • Capture Card Output
  • Groups
  • Slice Transforms

Resolume 7.19

Quick Search

This changes the way you add effects & sources to your compositions forever. The same handy quick search menu from Wire is now also available in Avenue & Arena. With this menu you can quickly search for effects & sources and add them to your composition, clips, groups or layers. No need to browse in the lists anymore, this is so much quicker!

Slice Transform Upscaling

Previously, in situations where your content resolution was different than your composition resolution, using the Slice Transform before the default transform could result in unexpected scaling. From 7.19 and onwards, placing a Slice Transform _before_ the default Transform, will scale your content to the composition resolution. This also affects layers and groups when they have a different resolution than the composition.

Text Rotation

We’ve added text rotation to the Text Block source and Text Block effect in Avenue & Arena. For Wire, we’ve added text rotation to the Text Render node.

Wire Dashboard Presets

You can now create and manage presets on the Wire Dashboard panel. These presets will show up in Avenue & Arena for quick access during live shows. You can also create Arena presets for Wire patches, compile the Wire patch and they are then bundled with the patch for easy distribution.

Wire Monitor Backgrounds

As requested by the community, we ported over the monitor settings from Arena and Avenue. You can now select whether you want a transparent or black background from the cogwheel menu. Additionally you can snapshot the monitor into an image node or copy the image to the clipboard.

New Wire Nodes

A new release means new nodes for Resolume Wire. In this update we’ve got the Swap node and Polar nodes. The Swap nodes allows you to swap two items within a collection. The To Polar node allows you to convert cartesian coordinates to polar coordinates. The From Polar node allows you to do the opposite and convert polar coordinates to cartesian.

7.19.2 Fix List

– #20445 Midi shortcuts stop working, if clock input is enabled on the same midi device

7.19.1 Fix List

– #20957 Old presets for Wire patches get lost with 7.19.0 on MacOS
– #20955 Nvidia Broadcast source not working on 7.19.0
– #20959 vMix external source not working on 7.19.0

Avenue & Arena 7.19.0 Fix List

– #12902 Icons for Envelope Curves
– #14746 Elgato Camlink and other capture cards, no worky in Resolume with NV12, YUY2 and I420 formats
– #17650 This column shortcuts can break creating or loading a new composition
– #18144 Layer blend selector menu can show in wrong position/display
– #18721 Additional windows can open at wrong positions with scaled diplays
– #19304 Play once and clear on mask layer can have one black frame at the end
– #20115 Mixer names in list should not get shortened if there is enough space
– #20234 Right click – show in Finder on folder listed in the Fixture editor crashes Arena
– #20319 Text animator source doesn’t update text value via curl / Swagger manual
– #20336 Spaces should scale the same amount as letters in text generators
– #20390 Correctly size whitespace of monospaced fonts
– #20407 Undoing clip audio track remove leaves relocate button on clip

Resolume 7.18

Decks Menu

When you’re working with a lot of clips in your composition you can organise those in decks to keep a good overview and to make sure not all clips are loaded into memory. But when you had so many decks that it did not fit into the interface anymore scrolling from the first to the last deck was not very convenient and slow. Now when your decks do not fit into the interface anymore a decks menu shows up what pops down and you can always quickly open any deck you like without any scrolling. And you can even re-arrange your decks in this menu to stay organised.

MIDI & OSC Output Monitor

The MIDI and OSC monitor in the preferences now not only shows incoming, but also outgoing MIDI and OSC! This is very handy for debugging and figuring out why your controller might not be working as expected. It also shows what MIDI shortcuts are being triggered or what Wire patch is generating MIDI or OSC data. You’ll find this enhanced monitor in the Preferences -> MIDI OR OSC -> Monitor button in the top right-hand corner.

New REST-API Capabilities

The REST-API is now more capable as it can now access groups, columns and move effects. You’ll find all the new entry points in the REST-API documentation. Preferences -> Webserver.

Improved Compositions Panel

We gave the good old compositions list panel some love and attention. It can now sort your compositions alphabetically or by date. It remembers the fold/unfold state of the decks and with SHIFT + click you can fold/unfold all compositions in one go.

Refreshed Group, Layer & Clip Panels

The headers of the Group, Layer & Clip panels got a lick of paint to freshen them up and they can now show the color you might have assigned to them to more easily distinguish them from each other.

Even More Improved Text Rendering

The past releases have seen a lot of text rendering improvements but we’re not done yet. There were still some bitmap fonts that could cause crashes but those are now solved. Text can now be aligned vertically to Top, Center and Bottom. Last but not least, your dreams have come true, finally you can start decorating your VJ sets with ornaments from the Wingdings and Webdings fonts!

Vibrance Saturation Effect

The Vibrance effect allows you to increase and decrease the amount of “vibrance” in your image. The effect amplifies less saturated colors while maintaining saturated colors. In contrast to the Saturation effect, the Vibrance effect will be less destructive to skin tones and is therefore frequently used in TV and photography production.

Wire Text Render & Shape Render Improvements

The Text Render node and Shape Render node now have options to have them output instances as 1 single texture or render to multiple textures.

More Wire Shapes

There are 4 new shapes in Wire; Parallelogram, Moon, Heart and Vesica. The Vesica Piscis is often used in Christian art as a symbol for the fish or the Ichthys, which is an acronym formed from the Greek words that mean Jesus Christ, Son of God, Our Savior. So if God is a DJ then surely a VJ is our savior and the Vesica is the universal symbol of all VJs. 🙂

Reduced Memory Usage

We have greatly reduced the memory usage of Wire patches running in Arena so they may run faster or you can now use more of them without setting your laptop on fire.

Texture2D Channel Effects

We’ve added the option to accept the Texture2D channel type to the UV-offset, Flip, Mirror, Mirror-Quad, InvertRGB and Tile effects. This means that the effects can be applied to individual texture channels. Unleash your inner video synth freak with these new tools.

7.18.1 Hot Fix List

#20371 Multi select in slices panel no worky any more
#20374 Clip blend selector no worky on windows 11
#20380 Crash with video sampler when resource in not available
#20381 Composition panel search doesn’t filter out non matching decks any more

Fix List
– #13979 Remember Volume level in Alley
– #14450 Add Star shape to Shaper Effect/Source
– #19125 Memory leak with some USB capture cards on Windows 11
– #20160 Layer clear shortcut not working correctly with shortcuts created in previous versions
– #19908 Entering Wire license in Arena / Avenue shows wrong error message
– #18905 Trying to register an Arena Serial in Wire or vice versa to a dongle, you should get an error message about incompatible serial
– #19646 Factorial node
– #19809 Metronome Enabled inlet disappeared
– #19916 Adobe Color Wheel hex code no worky in Wire
– #18473 Accumulate node Send on Reset option
– #18635 Render sharp 1px lines with Grid node

 

 

Resolume 7.17

Recording Improvements
This is huge! Recording now has it’s own dedicated panel where you can set a lot of new options and where your recorded files will show up. Besides ProRes and DXV you can now also record in h264. This is hardware accelerated and produces small files so you can now record basically as long as you want to. Before you could only record the composition but you can now optionally specify what layer, group or even screen from the advanced output that you want to record. You can specify the length of the recording in seconds or beats, this means you do not have to trim your recordings anymore but you get perfectly looping files. The recording can also be automatically stopped when all playing clips have ended. You can start the recording when the next bar starts or when a clip is triggered. Combine this automatic starting and stopping with the layer auto-pilot and you can do basic video editing in Arena & Avenue! Recorded files are not automatically added to the composition anymore by default but they are added to the recording panel where you can double click them to preview, open in Explorer/Finder or drag them to a clip in your composition.

Copy & Paste Effects
Now you can copy & paste effects not just on clips but also on layers, groups and the composition. This is a huge time saver! You’ll find the copy & paste effects options in the clip, layer, group and composition menu.

Copy & Paste Images
In 7.16 we added copying & pasting images to Wire and now it’s also available in Arena & Avenue. To copy an image open the radar menu at the bottom of a monitor. Paste an image via the clip menu.

Akai APC Mini MK2 Increased Brightness
The Akai APC Mini MK2 is quickly becoming the new favorite controller for Avenue & Arena but by default the buttons are not very bright. You always had to set it to drum mode to get the maximum brightness from the buttons. We have now fixed this in 7.17, the buttons are always max brightness, no need to set it to a different mode, just plug and play.

Arena/Avenue 7.17.1 Hot Fix True 5 Sept
– #19964 Arena/Avenue does not always connect to audio devices on startup

Arena/Avenue Fix List
– #6945 Add Fit-Fill-Stretch options to Mask
– #19274 Start shortcut editing with no item selected
– #17731 Pioneer player info doesn’t appear in Resolume when using Bridge app to bridge to another network
– #18282 Duplicating top layer in group places new layer outside group
– #19109 Shortcut to trigger and Solo at the same time not always executed correctly
– #19344 Magewell capture card only shows 15FPS options on mac
– #19445 Layer clear mapped to CC or DMX clears layer on any value change
– #19469 Layer Clear button doesn’t always flash (when triggering with shortcut)
– #16883 Layer clear triggers on any change in Midi/DMX input
– #17178 Palette Midi CC shortcuts no worky
– #19346 Clip params can flash old value with animated to clip position and envelope applied

Resolume 7.16

Effect Colors
Just like you color clips, layers, groups and decks you can now color effects to more easily distinguish them from each other. This is especially handy when you use many effects in your compositions. Right-click an effect header to pick a color you fancy. And did you know you can rename an effect too?

Text Rendering Improvements
Not only can you now use fonts and certain styles that did not work before but you can now also render text outlines, inner glow, outer glow, and when you combine these two you get a neon effect. You’ll find these new option in the Arena & Avenue Text Block and Text Animator source and effect but also in the Wire Text Render node.

Copy & Paste Images
To quickly bring images into your patch you can now paste them straight into Wire. Just hit Command+v after copying an image from anywhere and it will create an image node with that image for you. And to quickly copy a frame from you patch you can now right-click on a monitor to copy it. We’re currently also building this into Arena & Avenue so look out for that in the next release…

New Nodes
The Quantize node quantizes the incoming value or texture. This allows you to quantize the signal into discrete steps. The Normalize node does what it says, it normalizes float values. The Element node retrieves a single element from a type that has multiple elements. For instance to extract a single channel from a Texture2d RGBA or a single element from a Float 2/3/4. Checkout their example patches to see how they work. The Video Sampler node allows you to sample a video file at a specific time using the Phase inlet that takes a value from 0 to 1 to scroll through the video.

New Shortcuts
To quickly patch multiple nodes with the same main outlet into a Join node simply select them and hit Command+J. Huge time saver! To rename a node without touching the mouse simply press Command+Shift+R to rename a node.

Arena, Avenue & Alley Fix List
– #18530 Scroll to newly created fixture in the library
– #19089 Alley crashes on exit with spout enabled
– #19100 Overlapping text shows tiny outline in Arena Text Block
– #19342 Noise at the start of audio clip switches
– #19363 Frameboy juicebar plugin stopped showing the content with 7.15

Resolume 7.15

What’s new in Resolume v7.15?

Version 7.15 introduces Layer & Group folding, which is a huge space saver in large compositions with numerous layers. There are three new effects: Dilate, Sharpen, and Kuwahara (no, we’re not referring to the Japanese BMX bikes here). With the new Notes panel in Arena & Avenue, you can quickly jot down text like a to-do list or a DJ lineup. In Wire, you can now enable node thumbnails, making it incredibly easy to see what each node does in your patch, and, it just looks exceptionally stylish. Lastly, you can now also delay signals in Wire, not just textures.

Layer & Group Folding

Almost eight years in the making, we created the first UI Photoshop mockup for layer folding in 2015 for Arena 4, even before it had groups. But we shelved it back then because compositions did not yet contain many layers… fast forward to 2023 and it’s not uncommon to see compositions with over 20 layers that just don’t fit on a laptop screen anymore. You can now fold a layer to be much smaller, and when you fold a group, it completely hides all containing layers, giving you back a lot of precious screen real estate. Now don’t use this as an excuse to add even more layers to your composition! To fold (and unfold) a layer or group, simply double-click on its name or click on the new – and + icons that will appear when you hover over a layer or group name.

Notes Panel

In the new notes panel in Arena & Avenue, you can quickly jot down text, like a to-do list while you’re preparing a show. Or the DJ lineup for that night. Or an explanation for your coworkers on how the MIDI controller is configured. And so on. You can color the text and make it really big so you can also use it to inform the Front of House that it’s time for lunch. 😋 You’ll find this nifty Notes panel in the View menu.

Dilate, Sharpen & Kuwahara Effects

Kuwahara is a Japanese company that makes BMX bikes used in the original E.T. movie (fun fact!) but it’s also a filter originally developed by Michiyoshi Kuwahara in the 70s to denoise medical imagery. Check out this great video by Acerola to learn more about its history and a technical explanation. In Arena, Avenue & Wire, you can use Kuwahara to make your content look like an oil painting and, combined with edge detection, make it look more like a cartoon. The Dilate effect expands or thickens regions of an image, also giving it a cartoony look. You already know what a Sharpen effect does, and we’re happy to have it in the Resolume toolbox now as well.

Node & Resource Thumbnails

With node thumbnails, you can quickly see exactly what each node is doing, and it makes your patch look very sexy 😉 Right-click a node and you’ll see the new thumbnail option in the node menu.


Resolume 7.14

7.14 improves NDI network streaming and adds a spanking new Grid Cloner effect for Arena & Avenue. Wire gets an all new Attribute Flow & 2D Meshes so you can create very fast cloners yourself. Alley has a completely rewritten rendering and video playback engine using Vulkan instead of OpenGL. And 7.14 also contains tons of bug fixes for all Resolume products. The fix list can be found below, but we had to trim it a bit as over 300 issues are solved in this release.

Arena & Avenue

NDI Improvements
We fixed a handful of NDI bugs, updated to the latest 5.5 SDK, optimized the formats to YUV instead of RGB so it’s now faster and uses less network bandwidth. Made alpha output optional and NDI outputs are now identified to run at the composition frame rate.

Grid Cloner
The Linear Cloner and Radial cloner got a new sibling called the Grid Cloner. The Grid Cloner has some cool shifting parameters, so make sure to give it a try. It’s made in Wire of course so you can also clone this cloner to make your own cloner :clown:

 

Wire

Attribute Flow
There’s a new flow in town! Attribute flow has joined signal and event flow and is indicated by a diamond-shaped inlet/outlet. Attribute flow allows you to change the attributes on nodes. Which means you can dynamically change the size of nodes like Linear, Sequence, Random, Buffer and Expand. This is a huge update to Wire and will make patches much more scalable. Make sure to check out the Attribute Flow example in Wire.

 

2D Meshes
Say hi to 2D meshes! Hi 2D Meshes! Meshes allow you to project a material onto geometry. This opens up the doors to custom cloners, insane repeat effects, rudimentary particle systems and funky pattern generators.

The 2D update introduces a lot of new types like Geometry2D, Camera2D, Material, Mesh2D, Transform2D and Box2D. Learn all about them in the brand new Mesh2D example in Wire. The introduction of Camera 2D also updates the Shape Render to include a camera inlet.

 

Translation & Rotation Flip
Previously, entering a negative Y value in a Transform or Move node moved a shape up, but this is not how most other software works, and it makes more sense to move an object down when entering a negative value. So we changed this to follow industry standard and common sense, entering a negative Y value now moved objects down in Wire. When loading an older patch we convert the patch and possibly insert a node or two automatically to make sure your older patches still work as expected. Rotation is now also going in the other direction, so a negative value is now rotating clockwise, this follows the industry standard for a right-handed coordinate system.

Choice In Deprecation & Suffixes
This update deprecates two nodes: Choice In and Pack. Deprecation means that the nodes still work, but cannot be created anymore.

The Choice In node is no longer needed as the Int In node now can function as a Choice In node. By adding option counts you can create button and drop-down menus like the Choice In node did. But the Int In is much more flexible in the values that can be assigned to the options and the UI is much cleaner.

Float and Texture Constructors & Convertors
As stated in the previous bit, we are also deprecating the Pack node. We found that many new users found the Pack node confusing and as we are introducing new types the Pack node required a lot of maintenance.

Therefore we are moving to a more logical system of constructors and convertors. Nodes like Float2, Float3, Float4 and Texture allow you to construct that type out of smaller types and essentially replace the Pack node’s functionality. The to float2, to float3, to float4 and to texture nodes allow you to convert one type to another. This change might be a tad bit confusing for early adopters, but in our experience this workflow makes more sense and is much easier to teach to new users.

Alley

Bye Bye OpenGL, Hello 🖖 Vulkan
We are transitioning away from OpenGL to Vulkan which is a much newer cross-platform graphics API. Our first major step is now done. Alley runs entirely in Vulkan and does not use OpenGL anymore. Alley now converts video faster, has much improved H.264 playback and can now also output to Syphon or Spout.

Avenue & Arena 7.14.2 Fix List
– #18980 Firewire capture devices not recognized when plugged in while Arena is running on macOS
– #19073 Random parameter animation not animating when speed = 0
– #19080 Triggering this patch in Arena causes a crash often
– #19097 Wire transition not working correctly with transparency
– #19114 Blackmagic Decklink Quad output can mix up color channels

Avenue & Arena 7.14.1 Fix List
– #19042 Arena crashes when slice is dropped on this source patch

Avenue & Arena 7.14.0 Fix List
– #14243 A(+V) clips sometimes don’t play part of the audio
– #13806 Scrubbing AV timeline with midi or OSC, audio position is not updated
– #18736 Crash selecting DMX fixture while editing the name of another one
– #18584 Crash changing shortcut range and selecting another shortcut
– #17969 Check for updates can crash Resolume on M1
– #9642 NDI output frame rate is hard coded to 60 fps
– #16985 NDI output FPS can fall with a high refresh display
– #16953 Acuarala now runs on system time instead of transport time
– #18174 NDI PTZ off by default
– #15300 Fixed a crash that happened while registering on old drivers and unsupported GPU’s
– #17332 Windows 11 is not identified properly in the logs
– #17921 UI actions are blocked during transition with many clip slots, and API enabled
– #18152 Skip effects when parameters are at default state
– #18520 Snapshot adheres to the composition settings
– #18379 mjpeg with weird resolutions play with colors shifted
– #18980 AVFoundation capture devices not recognized when plugged in while Arena is running

Wire 7.14.2 Fix List
– #19066 XY Oscilloscope throws openGL errors in 7.14.1
– #19121 Within/Outside node show OpenGL errors single channel textures
– #19099 Mesh 2D Node should follow the input’s instance count

Wire 7.14.0 Fix List
– #16381 Add the ability to rename input params/nodes in the Dashboard
– #16786 Add “No Repeat” mode to Shuffle node.
– #16878 Crash on close cleaning up Composition Wire effects with slices in them
– #17213 Add a Change Case node to change the case of strings
– #17216 Deprecate Choice in and migrate to Int In
– #17228 Change resolution to work with absolute and relative systems
– #17405 Threshold node: Transparency of Color inlets is ignored
– #17488 Set constants like Pi, Tau and Euler to Attribute Flow
– #17614 Replace feedback scanner with slit scanner example
– #17851 Allow Step and Smooth Step node to be instanced
– #17862 Float2/3/4 constructor nodes
– #17863 Texture constructor node
– #17864 Deprecate Pack and migrate to Float2/3/4 and Texture nodes
– #17874 Expose Instance count for Random node as attribute
– #17901 Modify Wire Patch folders on save
– #17981 Allow Cross Product and Dot Product to be instanced.
– #17984 Add clock to Wire test card
– #18034 Resolution of Video Mixer gets reset to Patch Resolution
– #18084 Add suffixes to input nodes.
– #18150 Allow the instancing of Video Generators
– #18184 Hitting enter while inputting a string or value should not trigger the transport
– #18275 Text render spacing should keep center character at the same position
– #18284 Crop positions move off center with custom resolutions
– #18323 Timeline is suggested but can’t connect
– #18324 Give the Round node the ability to handle Textures
– #18344 Limit Change Buffer & Ring Buffer sizes to prevent freezing
– #18430 Give the Span node the ability to handle Textures
– #16845 Reverse with Events, sends the event on all channels
– #18386 Rectangle with Size 1 should be half the width as a circle with Radius 1
– #16846 Replacing Switch with Gate can cause a crash

Alley Fix List
– #17421 Alley conversion presets missing on Windows
– #13525 Alley download speed drops sometimes
– #18194 Alley stops working when machine goes into sleep
– #18361 Command + Q no worky to exit Alley

Resolume 7.13.2

Avenue & Arena Fix List
#16974 NDI can flash to old resolution and then breaks after a source size change
#18017 886×1916 NDI source doesn’t play in Resolume
#17060 Crash alt + dragging monitor from main window to create duplicate in new window
#17904 Crash triggering clip to Free lay