Vuo lets media creators make interactive animations, exhibits, 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 1.2 adds the ability to create custom building blocks, further simplifying workflow.
Vuo 1.2 provides quality and speed increases when rendering complex graphics, due to improved graphics performance and reduced CPU usage. In Vuo 1.2 for Mac OS X, media creators can organize and simplify their compositions by combining Vuo’s building blocks to create larger, custom, reusable building blocks.Read more
Kosada has released Vuo version 1.1. For this release, Kosada implemented some major new features, including movie exporting (offline rendering with antialiasing and motion blur), serial input/output, new graphics shaders, more audio analyzers, and screen capture.
Vuo is a visual programming language for designing live interactive media.
Today Kosada announced the release of Vuo 1.0. Aimed at media producers, VJs, interactive artists, and media-making non-programmers, Vuo enables users to interactively create and mix audio, video, and 2D + 3D effects. It is designed for media production of heavy-duty graphics effects, professional stage production, multimedia installations, audio integration, and interactive data displays, while still being simple enough for casual experimentation.
Built for Mac OS X, Vuo is an alternative to Apple’s Quartz Composer, a popular visual programming tool, which is used in settings from live performances to studio post-production. Once focused on writing extensions to Quartz Composer, the Kosada team realized that to take full advantage of newer technologies, they would need to create their own visual programming tool.
CooperVision, a leading contact lens maker, has subsidiaries in dozens of countries. In 2012, CooperVision undertook an initiative to harmonize its Brand and Web experience, regardless of the country. CooperVision wanted to consolidate all websites onto a single Drupal-based platform, allowing updates to easily be pushed out to all countries and to unify branding and functionality. Kosada was able to help CooperVision create an adaptable website platform that is now live in seven countries, including China and the United Kingdom, with more planned to go live soon.Read more
Kosada has updated Timestream, its iPad app to make it easier to enter event information; to use more varied time scales and to enter events using 24-hour time. The enhancements also include support for retina display.
Timestream is an easy and fun way to create timelines and chronologies on the iPad that you can share with your family and friends.
Kosada is developing Vuo, a next-generation visual programming environment. It will enable multimedia artists to create powerful real-time audiovisual projects, data visualizations, and apps — all without writing code.
With Vuo, non-programmers will be able to create their own multimedia software for interactive art and music performances, animations, visualizations, games, special effects, museum exhibits, kiosks and other artistic projects. Rather than writing code in a traditional computer language, the composer will drag and drop building blocks onto a canvas, connecting those blocks with cables to create the composition. Unlike most programming environments, artists will be able to interact with their Vuo compositions while they are running, allowing for live improvisation.Read more