VDMX Tutorial: Animate Parameters with LFO

This VDMX tutorial goes in-depth with the LFO plugin and how you can use it to animate any parameter. We explain what an LFO waveform or curve is in regards to animation, how the LFO interface works, what standard curves are available to use, ways to customize your own curves, and how to automate parameters with LFO waveforms.

We show the results of assigning different waveforms as data sources to effect parameters and provide suggestions such as which curves may work best with certain parameters. There are three practical examples we go over: looping a zooming logo with the Cosine waveform, creating an infinite looping Kaleidoscope effect with the Ramp curve, and using the Random waveform as a data source for glitch-based effects.

VDMX Tutorial: 10 Workflow Tips

This VDMX tutorial goes over 10 of our favorite workflow tips. These tips can help improve your workflow, save you some time, and provide additional insight on how to navigate through the VDMX interface to make it work for your needs.

The following are covered in this tutorial: time-saving keyboard shortcuts, easy BPM automation, quicker access to your media, saving and recalling the state of fx & parameters, quick access to user paths, removing backgrounds from your footage, using the control surface for easy access to favorite parameters, triggering media with saved settings, using marks to trigger media playback position, and using applications as media sources.

VDMX Tutorial: Audio Reactive Techniques

This VDMX tutorial goes in depth with the Audio Analysis plugin and covers a workflow to set up parameters to be audio reactive. The following topics are covered: how to set up Audio Analysis to receive input from an audio source, creating Low, Mid, and High audio frequency presets to trigger various parameters and effects, using Num FX to smooth Audio Analysis values, creating a Num FX chain preset for easy loading into any data source, and the creation of audio reactive effects.

Music in this tutorial by:
Jazz One

VDMX Tutorial: Layer Mask Techniques

This VDMX tutorial explains how to use the powerful Layer Mask effect in various ways. Some of the topics covered are using black & white visual loops as animated masks, using full color visuals as masks, using layer effects on your layer masks to create new looks, and best practices.

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

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

VDMX Tutorial: The Interface Explained & Getting Started

This VDMX tutorial explains the various interface items you are presented with when starting a new VDMX project. Users will learn how to get started from scratch by customizing a 3-layer interface for displaying live visuals in VDMX5.

Setting up layers, displaying the main output, adding fx, and organizing the interface is covered in this in-depth tutorial. After viewing, the user should be well equipped to create live video mixes with ease.