Introduction to vvvv-Message

One Sentence: Whats happening in your workshop?
The popular pack vvvv-Message will take center stage for this concise 3h introduction workshop.
Starting from a blank patch, a sample application will be architectured around object data flow with the Message nodes.

What 3 tags describe your workshop?
Next Levvvvel Architecture.

In which of the three categories does your workshop fall: beginner, intermediate, advanced
Target group are all, that ever had a project with too many links, too many S+R or too many Framedelays. So some experience is needed to actually understand the problems vvvv-Message can solve for you.

How long will your workshop be? (Standard formats are 3h or 2x 3h, but other formats may be possible)

Who is the target audience of your workshop?
Everybody interested in how to structure better vvvv applications, how to design a better architecture.
Bring your own laptop, and patch along.

What knowledge do you presume your participants have?
Basic vvvv patching, and, if applicable, some bad experience with a patch horribly gone out of hand.

What will attendees of your workshop learn?

  • The basic nodes to create and handle Messages.
  • How to setup Formulars
  • How to use Keeps, and their Change management.
  • How and why to utilize Serialisation
  • How to use Messages for networking (UDP, ZeroMQ)

What technical requirements does your workshop have (apart from internet and a projector)? e.g. special hardware, software, graphiccards, materials, dancers/performers

  • a white board to scribble easily
  • a big Ethernet switch and some CAT cables, so all participants can connect to a LAN

Who would be the two hosts?

  • Marko Ritter (velcrome)
  • André Viergutz (ndrv)

How would the hosts qualify for the topic? (Describe and add links to portfolio website, github, vimeo,… accounts)


Ace. Would be great on the last point if you could touch lightly on some zeroMQ as well, if it’s not too offtopic

Yeah that’s a valid request.

In the last few projects I’ve just been using Pub/Sub anyway, so having that as example is fair game.