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.
Vuo, a environment for designing live interactive media, reached another milestone with Kosada’s release of beta version 0.9.
With Vuo, users can easily create multimedia effects by dragging, dropping, and connecting Vuo’s building blocks to produce graphics, animations, sounds, apps, UI prototypes, and more. Vuo, a visual programming environment, is being designed as a robust alternative to Apple’s Quartz Composer. Vuo runs on Apple’s Mac OS X operating system.
This release features live video input via QuickTime, including the built-in iSight camera on MacBooks and iMacs, expanding on Vuo’s audio and video capabilities, as well as many new building blocks for manipulating images, 3D objects, and improving logic flows.Read more
Kosada, Inc. will release a beta version of Vuo, a modern visual programming language for multimedia artists and creators, on October 24th, 2013. With Vuo, users will be able to create interactive audio, visual, and mixed multimedia applications and effects with ease.Read more
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