Merry Christmas and a Happy 2013!

George Michael probably had something different in mind when he sang it, but if the Mayans have any say in it, this could very well be our Last Christmas.

Apocalypse or not, we've had an amazing year thanks to you all. You've set projectors and LEDs ablaze worldwide with your content. So we figured it could use a cool down. Download this free FFGL plugin to bring some winter freshness and holiday cheer to your output.

And then shake it like a polaroid picture.

Download Snow Globe plugin for Windows or Mac OS X.

So whether you are rocking ACDC and Europe because it's the end of the world, or Mariah Carey and Wham because it's the end of the year, you can rest assured that Resolume will help you go out in style.

Also be sure to check out our previous christmas gifts: fireworks and snow plugins. You know, in case you're looking for plugins that you can actually use.

Merry christmas and happy new year from Bart, Edwin, Tim, Dani, Menno and Joris!

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Happy New Year - Happy New Workshops in February 2013!

The workshop circus is coming to town again!

Assuming we all survive the impending apocalypse of the Mayans running out of calendar paper, February 2013 we'll be hosting another round of workshops at Resolume HQ. You will be able to raise your Resolume skills up another notch and meet fellow VJs from around the world.

All info and sign up here. Order now, and receive a full refund when the world ends on 21-12-12.


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The Last Footage of 2012: Dubassy, Daniel Knight & Unit44

Dubassy puts you in the mood with some 'Disco-ho-ho-ho', Daniel Knight battles the elements where every snowflake is unique, and Santa will be dropping polygon presents down every chimney of Unit 44's digital city. Can you tell it's almost Christmas?

PeriodicElements VJ Loops by Daniel Knight
If learning the periodic table in school would have been as fun as playing these loops, we would all be chemists today. Infuse some style into your set!

DiscoOrDie VJ Loops by Dubassy
The John Travolta of VJ loops, Dubassy always brings the goodness. Spinning 39 sizzling clips of that everlasting icon of the seventies craze, this will set fire to every cube tiled floor.

Polygonia VJ Loops by Unit44
It's a new morning in Polygonia. Fresh. Vital. We follow the information super highway and leap wire framed buildings in a single bound. We're optimistic as to what becomes of it all.

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Resolume Avenue & Arena 4.1.3 Released - The Feature Addicts

Adding features is a dangerous addiction.

You had that bit of code lying around anyway. Throwing it away would be wasting it. So you slowly stick it in to the master, and before you know it, there is a glorious new feature in your software. You close your eyes and think of how happy everyone will be.

Then you're awakened by a loud noise. You open your eyes, and it turns out that your new code is actually causing bugs in places you did not expect and the forum is on fire! The hangover kicks in and the comedowns get worse every time. You fix the bug, and you repeat after yourself: 'I will not add features half way through, I will not add features halfway through, I will not add….'

My name is Resolume, and I'm a feature addict.

Resolume 4.1.3 is a free update which fixes critical bugs, but also adds some kick ass new plugins (because we're feature addicts) and spreads the Resolume love to China and Turkey.

Download Resolume Avenue & Arena 4.1.3 here.

New Radar Effect
New Radar Effect
New Dot Screen Effect
New Dot Screen Effect
[NEW] New effects: Radar, Dot Screen and Solid Color.
[NEW] New transition: Side by Side
[NEW] Chinese and Turkish translations.
[NEW] Copied slice gets placed above its original, not on top of the list

[FIXED] Blackmagic inputs are upside down on the Mac
[FIXED] Play once no worky on audio and AV clips
[FIXED] Instant crash with Flash on OSX and FlashPlayer 11.4.402.265
[FIXED] Flash parameters do not show up
[FIXED] Dashboard invert makes the value jump
[FIXED] Autopilot skips clips when its set to bpm sync and play backwards
[FIXED] BPM sync value mapped to midi in layer transport controls does not round off
[FIXED] Clips jump around when set to SMPTE and a low buffer size.
[FIXED] Avenue 4.1.2 No worky on 10.5
[FIXED] Having drivers for denon devices installed make resolume refuse to start
[FIXED] AV clips can be set to SMPTE mode
[FIXED] Clip defaults: BPM Sync should ignore "continue" setting from the timeline transport
[FIXED] Colour pass ist kaput!
[FIXED] Mask does not show in the interface, but it does in the output after disabling global blend modes
[FIXED] Deadlock when shooting a LOT of midi to 4.1.1 and opening advanced output

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Projection Mapping Workshop at BYOB Utrecht

We're proud to power the projection mapping workshop which the kind folks from DEFRAME are hosting in Utrecht this weekend. Be sure to check out the rest of the event, which is also showing a light painting installation from our very own Tim!

Why would we keep those pixels locked up in our screens, when we can also make them part of our physical reality?

Projecting a digital image on existing architectural objects is a phenomena that's being used increasingly, especially in the field of arts and advertising. This technique is called Projection Mapping, in which we blend virtual reality with our physical one. As such, we create new ways of looking at familiar objects. We can change how we experience flattened imagery, by adding spacial and sculptural qualities of the world around us.
During the afternoon, you'll learn how to create your very own mapping. This workshop is suitable for makers of digital imagery, who would like to approach their own material from a different perspective and present their results at the BYOB-evening.

- Laptop
- Adobe After Effects (trial download)
- VJ software: Resolume Arena (trial download)

If you already have your own videos/animations/photos you would like to use, you can bring those along. It's also possible to use your own objects to map on. Please do pay attention to the shapes/colors; white, rather simple objects work best.

This workshop is tutored by DEFRAME, an Utrecht-based collective. Sign up here.

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Projection Mapping at Bookmark Awards, South Africa

Having previously seen the work of Lucan Visuals in their basement, we knew they were capable of taking it to the big stage.

We had no idea how capable.

Great production design, awesome content and 72K of projector power. Gotta love it.

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Planet Lotus - Flying Lotus Gig Report

Eliane and Krista went to see Flying Lotus in Amsterdam. This is what happened.

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It is wednesday night november 7th 2012, at the Paradiso in Amsterdam, the lights are still on, the crowd is chatting, all waiting for the great Flying Lotus - aka Steven Ellison - who will step onto the stage within minutes and hypnotize us with his wickedly sick tunes and beats.

Not only his music is mind blowing, he now has a visual show to go with it. Those who have been following Flying Lotus and have seen his video clip of 'Until the quiet comes' know that we're in for a treat tonight…

Standing at the front right side of the stage - still in anticipation of the great Lotus - we drink a beer and the 'video nerd' in us starts talking about the 2 screen stage setup...

We always have the tendency to talk through a whole show and discuss how we would do something like this and how it could have been done differently, and then in our over-enthusiasm we totally forget to follow the show and accidentally ignore the people around us who are now beginning to get slightly annoyed by us.

But thank God the lights dim, the visuals light up and Flying Lotus walks onto the stage. A group of hormonal young girls scream in front of us. Something we would never do, of course.

Within minutes we come to the conclusion that this audio/visual setup has been done very nicely. With beamers everywhere, the projection is seamless and with Flying Lotus standing in between the two large screens, he appears and disappears in the overlapping visuals. We're intrigued, so we shut up and enjoy the show.

The group of hormonal young girls on the other hand, do not shut up, so we switch places, towards the left side of the room.

Unbelievable how much space there is to dance in the front, in the back people are humping each other like animals.
Also something we would never do, of course.

We dance, drink, look and listen, and the 'video nerd' in us is not bugging us anymore.

We want to see every side of the show and every side of Mister Lotus, so we make our way to the front of the stage.

The visuals by Strangeloop and Timeboy are nice. The abstract images on the screen in the back and the more detailed animations on the screen in the front work very well together with the music, perhaps a little bit dense at times but it´s definitely a good show all together. The two-screen setup is simple, but effective. We love it when it it's kept simple, you focus more on the total experience of the show.

After he sends his last beats into the crowd, Mister Flying Lotus himself jumps from stage, into the audience.
We hump him and scream like little hormonal girls.


If Flying Lotus was a planet, we want to live there.
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XOXO Eliane and Krista - Resolume Party Reporters - signing off ;)

More info on Flying Lotus, Strangeloop and Timeboy.

More info on Krista and Eliane.

Photos by Henk Treur

And if you, like us, can't enough of this, here's the making of again:

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