Resolume Tutorial: Tips & Tricks

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In this Resolume tutorial for Arena 4 & 5, and Avenue 4 the DocOptic team demonstrates several quick tips and tricks to help improve your workflow and enhance your live visuals and VJ sets. The following tips & tricks are covered: distributing effects stacks, how to quickly remove black backgrounds, quick access to dashboard controls by using presets, using math to change the values of parameters, loading your content packs and visual sets from compositions, how to make a simple glow effect, and creating quick masks from colored content.

These are techniques that we use on a consistent basis and hope they will help you to become more efficient with Resolume.

Resolume Tutorial: Mask Overlay Technique

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This Resolume tutorial for Arena 4 & 5 and Avenue 4 shows you a technique to display a mask overlay (also known as track matte) that both displays visuals within the mask and sits above all layers below it in the layer hierarchy.

The technique involves creating an alpha channel from black & white visuals to mask out footage. The resulting masked footage is then set up as a layer router which is then routed to another layer that is overlaid on top of a background visual. In software such as Adobe After Effects this is referred to as a track matte.

→ View original post about this technique on the Resolume forum
→ Visit subpixel’s website

Music in this tutorial by:
Astronauts by Night

Resolume Tutorial: Resgen Generative Visuals Overview

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Resgen is a set of realtime, generative visuals created by the DocOptic team using only Resolume (Arena 4 & 5, Avenue 4) built-in sources and effects. This overview/tutorial goes over the various features and generative visuals included in the set. Also covered are some tips and techniques when using generative visuals in Resolume including creating new visuals based on Resgen clips, using and altering dashboard controls, blending layers using alpha channels, linking parameters to BPM, and a preview of the audio reactive clips included in the set.

This video explores the flexibility and customization of generative visuals inside of Resolume without the need for third-party software or plug-ins.

→ View Resgen Generative Visuals in the DocOptic Shop

Music in this tutorial by:
Mr. Carmack

Resolume Tutorial: Dynamic Effect Clips

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This Resolume tutorial for Arena 4 & 5 and Avenue 4 goes in depth about the inner workings of Effect Clips: how you can use them dynamically and expressively, how they affect your visuals according to layer order, what the two Effect Clips settings do, how to stack effects like presets to recall different looks, and various tips & techniques to trigger them in a live setting.

↓ Download the custom Effect Clips (Composition) in this tutorial

Music in this tutorial by:
Optic and 00Genesis.

Resolume Tutorial: Expressive Live Triggering

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This Resolume tutorial for Arena 4 & 5 and Avenue 4 will show you how to create an improvisational, expressive, live visual performance using one-shot visuals and piano mode effects. One-shots are short clips or loops that can be triggered on the fly as quick visual hits or bursts.

You will learn how to setup your composition for this performance style, map visuals to your computer keyboard or MIDI controller, and use Piano mode to toggle multiple effects on the fly along with your visuals.

The following one-shot visual loops are ready-made for Resolume and can be triggered using the techniques outlined in this tutorial:

→ Geoburst (Set of 20 Premium Visuals)
→ Geoboom (Free Set of 3 One-shot Visuals)

Intro music by Joob.

Resolume Tutorial: Video Masks

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This Resolume tutorial for Arena 4 & 5 and Avenue 4 explains how to use animated video masks to create interesting new looks that can add a dynamic feel to your visuals.

You will learn how to use the 50 Mask and Multiply blend modes to turn black & white and color visuals into video masks. Also covered are several effects that can change the look of your masks to get even more use out them and using still images/logos as masks.

The following Black & White visuals are ready-made for Resolume and work as video masks using the techniques outlined in this tutorial:

→ Monomatic One (Set of 20 Premium Visuals)
→ Negated (Free Set of 5 Black & White Visuals)

Resolume Tutorial: Cue Points & Auto Pilot

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This tutorial explains how the Cue Point and Auto Pilot features work in Resolume Avenue 4 and Arena 4 & 5.

You will learn how to set Cue Points, create keyboard or MIDI shortcuts to trigger Cue Points, and gain an understanding of how the interface works. Also covered is how to activate Auto Pilot mode to automate your live visual mix, the various Auto Pilot settings, and examples of how Auto Pilot works with layers and individual clips.

Resolume Tutorial: Creating Audio Reactive Effects

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This Resolume tutorial for Arena 4 & 5 and Avenue 4 explains how to make effects respond to any audio source by using Resolume’s built-in Audio FFT functionality. Make visuals more compelling by adding extra motion that changes effect parameters dynamically and alters the look of any visual. Synchronize video clips to the beat without having match clips to BPM.

All Audio FFT controls are examined in depth. Additional tips and recommendations are discussed to help users breathe new life into visuals and fine tune the link between audio and video.

Resolume Tutorial: The Basics of Loading Visuals

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This Resolume tutorial for Arena 4 & 5 and Avenue 4 goes over the basic functionality of loading visuals and video clips using your operating system’s file system and Resolume’s built-in file browser. Also covered is an explanation of the layer workflow inside Resolume along with various slider, window, and button functionality to customize the look of your live visual output.