Update: Resolume 7.15 Gets Layers & Group Folding, 3 New Effects, and More
Resolume 7.15 brings new features and effects to improve your VJing workflow. In summary, the big new features are Layer & Group folding. This feature saves on-screen real estate when you’re working with large compositions with multiple layers. The three new effects include Dilate, Sharpen, and Kuwahara.
Wire gets a new feature for enabling node thumbnails for an incredibly easy-to-see what each node does in your patch. Finally, you can now delay signals in Wire, not just textures.
Below, the release notes dive deeper into these great new features.
Resolume 7.15 Release Video
From the release notes:
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.
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.bart on the Resolume Blog
Avenue is an instrument for VJs, AV performers and video artists.
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 play and improvise your live visuals.
Resolume Arena Media Server
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Modular node-based patching environment to create effects, mixers and video generators for Arena & Avenue
Resolume Wire is a friendly patching environment that is easy to learn. If you’re new to patching, Wire is a great app to start exploring. Our built-in suggestion system shows you which nodes can be connected to other nodes. It also includes documentation for each node, many example patches, in-depth articles, and video tutorials. With Wire we’re flattening the learning curve of patching.
Wire lets you create sources, effects and mixers to use in Arena & Avenue. Do as much intricate patching in Wire as you like. Expose the parameters you need to play the patch with Arena or Avenue and keep your live performance interface simple and clean.
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