Resolume 7.8 | Control & Monitor Arena, Avenue and Wire via the REST-API

With the REST-API and built-in webserver we're introducing by far the most powerful way to monitor and control Avenue, Arena and Wire. With the REST-API you can get and set any parameter value in the composition and you can even get clip thumbnail images! Communication via the REST-API can be done in almost any programming language, but most importantly in Javascript. This way you can for instance control and monitor your composition and Wire patches via a web-page on a tablet or phone. Checkout this support article for all the details and links to the API documentation.

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We have created a few examples that are very useful already. For Arena & Avenue there is a basic clip triggering webpage that is a great companion next to your MIDI controller to trigger your most important clips, you can easily identify them because they show the clip thumbnail and highlight when they are playing just like Avenue & Arena. There is also a basic recreation of the Arena & Avenue interface in a webpage to show that you can control almost anything.

For Wire there is a basic example that shows the input parameters for the current patch so you can preview and control it from any web browser, including your phone.

These examples are bundled with 7.8 and run out of the box but they are also open source projects so you can use them as a starting point for your own custom interfaces.
You enable the REST-API and webserver in the Preferences.

7.8.0 Fix List
#14883 Preserve Alpha with Chroma Key effect
#16460 Chroma Key Edge Blur eats my GPU
#16695 Dragging the default transform to other targets should make a removable copy
#16767 Remove Custom from transport mode defaults
#16696 Bloom and Iterate not working properly on M1
#16658 Midi device is ignored if device connected after Wire starts
#16677 Multichannel texture support for logic nodes

Download
Select "Check for Updates.." in the Avenue or Arena menu and it will self-update, including Wire. Or checkout the downloads page.

Posted by bart on Tuesday December 21, 2021 at 21:19 Tags: REST-API
Comment from cosmowe:

THIS IS A BIG THING!!!!!!
With this announcement of 7.8 the possibility's are exploding.

...that came unexpected ;)

Comment from i.m.klif:

Hi,

Web page remote works great from the machine that is running Arena. However, I can't get it to work from my Android mobile phone running Chrome. Both machines are on the same wifi network. What am I missing?

Thank you

Comment from Arvol:

i.m.klif wrote: Wed Dec 22, 2021 16:37 Hi,

Web page remote works great from the machine that is running Arena. However, I can't get it to work from my Android mobile phone running Chrome. Both machines are on the same wifi network. What am I missing?

Thank you
Turn off your mobile data ;)

Comment from fiverecords:

Hello, it is a very good advance, but I do not see anywhere in the api, the way to control the advanced output. Being able to control the mapping points remotely with a mobile phone or a tablet is a feature that I would like very much to have. Thanks

Comment from cosmowe:

Being able to control the mapping points remotely
Teamviewer
And if you are doing that while onair in a live show? ...... I'll pray for you 8-)



Best wishes
cosmowe

Comment from p8guitar:

I don't get it. Why should I click on my tiny iphone screen to control arena when I can click on the big, clearly layed out GUI of the Arena app? Or what's the benefit of controlling Arena with chrome, firefox or edge? Don't get me wrong, I think I just don't understand what this rest-api thing is about... :?


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