Welcome to Wire! Wire is our node based programming environment to accompany Resolume. Wire enables you to easily create new effects, sources and mixers for Resolume. Your Wire patches will integrate seamlessly into your Resolume workflow. After you have made the next best effect, you are free to share it with others or compile it and sell it on your own.
What is Wire?
Wire is essentially a programming language for visual design. Now, before all you VJ’s out there go mad because you think you are way too cool to code, don’t worry, Wire is easy. We designed Wire with our Resolume user base in mind. Wire is easy and accessible for anybody who can read from left to right and tie his shoelaces.
Wire works with nodes. These are little blocks of code that can be connected with wires. This is called patching. Patching is similar to those old telephone stations in the 1930’s. You are now the operator and instead of patching boring calls through, you are making wicked visuals.
This is a simple example of a patch, that recreates a Resolume workflow. We have an Image node that contains a picture of the logo. This image is patched into the Colorize node you know and love from Resolume. This would be similar to having an image in Resolume and applying the colorize effect to it.
Now this is something you can do in Resolume already, so why bother with Wire? The nifty thing about Wire is that you can modulate practically everything. You are working with data now. You are in the kingdom of the nerds now, you can make anything you want.
How to use Wire
Wire is made to work with Resolume, both Arena and Avenue are compatible with Wire from version 7.3 and up. For the best results, use the latest versions of both Wire and Resolume. But Wire can also be used as a stand alone application for doing installations and multi-media art pieces.
In Wire you make effects, sources and mixers that you use in your performances with Resolume. Wire gives you the tools to create a patch and run it in Resolume with interactive elements. You can create sliders, inputs, triggers in Wire that will show up in Resolume when using your latest creation. Wire supports OSC, MIDI as well as Slices and FFT-signals from Resolume. Wire is your workshop where you create your tools. Resolume is your performance tool that you use for your shows.
Here you can see a patch in Wire and it’s representation in Resolume. All those sweet, sweet sliders ready for animation!