I was wondering how VDMX funds itself. The licence I own is over 10 years old, and VDMX is probably the only software I own where I am not paying for a licence upgrade either over a year or a monthly fee or when there are big new versions. I had a show on Saturday evening, and despite 3 full days of troubleshooting, and testing over and over with Vuo files, I had bizarre issues just before showtime, where VDMX was crashing where it appeared the problem was caused by some custom nodes that I had used on repeat for 3 days straight without issues. This was after removing a bunch of Vuo nodes that seemed to be causing issues I think - I say I think because, after doing this, there were still crashes and wierd behaviours happening with some files. The nodes that appeared to be problematic were:
• Shader nodes • Make Image Layer nodes • 3D Square nodes
Another very strange and first time thing, is that a few Vuo comps turned blue and red, but they are all white without any colour nodes. I looked in the activity monitor and saw something running called “VDMX legacy colour picker” and can only assume that somehow this had to do with it.
I’m generally feeling concerned about the future of VDMX, it is not stable with Vuo and the problems are hard to recreate, and when I think I have finally gotten to the bottom of any issues, some new random problems will happen. I don’t even know if it is specific nodes anymore and I’m not sure the best way to report bugs, I would love to receive replies from the support team and have the founders be more active in this forum. Or at least acknowledgment that these issues are being seen by the dev team, as it feels like it’s just users talking to each other on this forum.
Are the VDMX developers working on other projects? I understand that other work needs to be taken on to support themselves and the development of VDMX.
I would really love to pay for it, a monthly or a yearly license, or pay for big upgrades, to get more consistent support and communication from the team. I’m feeling very frustrated with the Vuo issues, and wondering if anyone else had thoughts around this, around the general direction of VDMX and it’s future. I just don’t see how this important piece of software can continue development without any funding?
To be clear I love VDMX and would like to continue using it, but not feeling super confident and would be more than happy to support some new type of model to help fund the development. Would love thoughts from the wider community, thank you.