Discover the power of Resolume Wire and its seamless integration with Arena & Avenue
Resolume Wire is a modular node-based patching environment designed to create effects, mixers, and video generators for use in Resolume’s Arena and Avenue software. Wire’s friendly patching environment is easy to learn, even for beginners, and it offers a range of powerful features that will elevate your visuals to new heights. In this article, we’ll explore the capabilities of Resolume Wire and how it can enhance your VJing and media server experience.
The Friendly Patching Environment
Resolume Wire is designed to be user-friendly and intuitive. Its built-in suggestion system shows you which nodes can be connected to other nodes, making it easy to get started with patching. Wire also includes documentation for each node, example patches, in-depth articles, and video tutorials, ensuring that you have all the resources you need to master the software.
Arena & Avenue Integration
Wire allows you to create sources, effects, and mixers for use in Resolume Arena and Avenue. You can do as much intricate patching in Wire as you like, exposing only the parameters you need for your live performance. This keeps your interface clean and simple, allowing you to focus on creating stunning visuals.
Effects & Compositing
Wire enables you to chain together combinations of effects and perform advanced video compositing. Almost all video effects that come with Arena and Avenue are included in Wire, allowing you to create unique looks that would be impossible to achieve in Arena and Avenue alone.
Play Video & Images
Load images and videos directly into a Wire patch for masking and compositing. Wire’s built-in video mixer works similarly to the layers in Arena and Avenue, allowing you to achieve multi-channel video within a single clip.
2D Shapes, Render Text, and Instances
With Wire, you can create 2D shapes, render text in any font and color, and instance almost every node to run multiple copies of itself. This functionality allows you to work with collections efficiently and intuitively.
Patterns, Slices, and Audio Visualizers
Wire lets you position instances into various patterns and animate them to create mesmerizing visuals. You can also create slices in Arena’s Advanced Output and use Wire to scale and position your content. Additionally, Wire enables you to build your own audio visualizers using the full Audio FFT spectrum from Arena and Avenue.
MIDI & OSC Integration and ISF Support
Wire can send and receive MIDI & OSC, allowing you to control your patch with greater expression. You can also load ISF shaders in Wire, giving you access to hundreds of real-time VJ effects and generators created by the ISF community.
Patch Compiling & Juicebar Distribution
Share your creations with the VJ community by compiling a patch with all its assets into one file. You can decide whether to make your patch open-source (editable) or closed-source (non-editable). Closed-source patches can be used in Avenue or Arena but cannot be modified. You can also distribute and sell your Wire patches online, either through your own website or via Juicebar.
Resolume Wire offers a powerful, user-friendly environment for creating stunning visuals that integrate seamlessly with Arena and Avenue. With its robust feature set and intuitive interface, Wire is an essential tool for any VJ or media server artist looking to elevate their visual game.