So though it wasn’t what we designed VDMX for, one of the common usages we hear from people is prototyping and building interactive art installations.
If you need to set up a machine that reboots and reloads your setup each time, here are some tips to help get started:
- In the VDMX Preferences in the ‘Misc’ section there is an “Installation Mode” setting which can be enabled. When this is enabled, the crash reporter is suppressed, the inspectors are hidden by default and there is no warning when you try to quit.
- In the Fullscreen Output settings in VDMX (cmd+f) there is a toggle switch that can be used to specify which output mode is active on launch; the default is floating window but it can be set to fullscreen or advanced as needed.
- If the macOS System Preferences in the ‘Users and Groups’ section you can specify “Login Items” which are opened when the system is launched. You can put a VDMX project file in here and it will open automatically.
- Check out this article from Blair Neal on how to keep an installation running, https://github.com/laserpilot/Installation_Up_4evr (this has a great walkthrough of all the system settings you’ll want to tweak and lots of other amazing tips)