UPDATE: After going back and watching one of the videos that inspired me http://vimeo.com/5756657 , I believe recreate the different parts in the video from 0:00 to 3:29 would be beneficial for me.
Should I be trying to recreate these segments of the video in VVVV or in animation software? If I should be using animation software, Which one keep in mind the popular animation software ( ie Maya, Cinema4D, After effect) is not something I can afford right now?
for case with quads you can create a render with quad moving on the border, or something like that, then use it as texture.
with shadows it’s bit more complicated, you need to learn HLSL your projection point etc. but with one beamer should be ok