VVVV is a toolkit for real time video synthesis. It is designed to facilitate the handling of large media environments with physical interfaces, real-time motion graphics, networks, video and light that can interact with many users simultaneously.
VVVV is free for noncommercial use, and can be downloaded at vvvv.org commercial licenses can be ordered at the vvvv.org online shop.
The development of vvvv was initiated 1998 by Sebastian Oschatz and Max Wolf at MESO to built a high performance multimedia tool to prototype and implement leading edge media installations. They were joined shortly after by Sebastian Gregor who invented many of the core algorithms. In 2000 Joreg joined the team at MESO to set up the graphical user interface as his diploma thesis. In the first years vvvv was used exclusively as an in house tool. The first public release was in December 2002.
In 2006 the further development of vvvv was handed over to the vvvv group consisting out of Joreg, Sebastian Oschatz, Sebastian Gregor and Max Wolf, who coordinate further developments of the software. The development is now lead by Joreg and Sebastian Gregor.
This page lists many of the projects which have been implemented with VVVV by MESO Digital Interiors.
Showcases for Experimental Materials
Car Cockpit Prototype
Interactive bicycle installation
Exhibition Media for Museum Friedland: Audio Guide, Projection Mapping Installations & Virtual Facsimile
Hybrid Car LED Sculpture
MINI Connected – Multitouch Explainer Tables
Multi-layered multi-projection archive for Ata Macias & Partner, museum angewandtekunst, Frankfurt
Acceleration simulator with collimated display and surround sound
Integrated media system for Bayer MaterialScience – Multitouch sculpture, mobile apps and video wall on shared content management system
Design study “Interactive Future Display Makrofol® Rear Projection”
Digital instrument panel featuring panoramic camera based rear view mirrors.
Hyundai HCD-14 ‘Genesis’ Concept Car Dashboard
Interactive Robotic Presentation Tool
Development of a Real-Time Information Wall and Interactive Media Terminals
Kinetic racing game
a digital diorama on prehistoric life for Museumsinsel Berlin
Media Installation at the permanent exhibition in the Goethe Nationalmuseum Weimar
Projection mapping for BEKO @ IFA 2012
Bodypaint your MINI @ Monidal de l´automobile Paris 2012
Interactive robotic explanation tool at the Beijing Auto Show 2012
Kinetic cube shaped displays for ABB presentation at Automatica Munich
Robotic shadow play – Kinetic light installation for the opening act of the IHK Frankfurt for the Luminale 2012
A reactive light installation at Cologne Bonn Airport
Two seated racing simulator
Interactive Robotic Presentation Tool for the ABB Roboteria in Friedberg
A Projection Frieze for the D.A.M.
Concept, technical planning, programming, design and realisation of a media tower equipped with LED-panels, displays, and touchscreens.
Physical Pseudo Physics – Real-Time Robotic Motion Library
Super-Kamiokande Geodesic Display with a real-time controlled robot in the center for BMW M
This robotic Exhibit displays real material samples with the help of real-time driven microscopes at the robots tool.
MESO realized the interaction screen and heart of the sculpture, where the user can browse, filter and choose from the multitude of material combinations.
A robot presents engine parts and their specifications.
The idea of this Robotic Exhibit is to create a realistic impression of a high dynamic drive on the display to explain BMW’s xDrive Technology.
An interactive steering wheel with a visual feedback dashboard and an integrated triple ghost display speedometer.
Digital Signage for Westend Gate
“Gravity” – an interactive lighting installation in Aarau Central Station, Switzerland.
MINI Yours “Style is all over” – Interactive Exhibit to introduce MINI´s latest style features to its fans at Autmobilsalon Geneva 2011.
A sculpted, superwide multitouch multiscreen system featuring a very nonrectangular interaction design for the concept car HCD-12 ‘Curb’ by Hyundai’s Californian Design Center.
Integrated iPad ebooks in ball chairs
Interactive ergometer game
Interactive foot controlled Q & A game
Room-integrated relief map light installation
Redesign of the Zeilgalerie shopping center, Frankfurt/Main.
Redesign of the Zeilgalerie shopping center, Frankfurt/Main.
Interactive viewers showing the history of the Sociology in Frankfurt am Main
Show for Mercedes-Benz at Autoshow Paris 2010
MESO Digital Interiors developed a digital explainer tool for the marketing of the Frankfurt Airport Center THE SQUAIRE.
MESO Digital Interiors developed and implemented motion design and playback concept for the EVO´s Dockside Crane in Offenbach
A stereoscopic interactive exhibit playing with the concept of a gambling machine.
Not magic but an illusionary technique called Pepper’s Ghost we used for BMW’s Actice Hybrid exhibit at Automobisalon Geneva 2010 to display the function and workings of the new hybrid motor.
conceptual design and realisation of a table displaying the latest materials and textures used in Lufthansas First Class Cabins.
Conceptual design and realisation of portable presenters displaying the latest materials and textures used in Lufthansas First Class Cabins.
Motion design for a moving wind turbine
In cooperation with GFG/ Gruppe für Gestaltung GmbH MESO Digital Interiors developed an interactive table to present our client Jacobs University Bremen at the Expo10 in Shanghai.
A digital lighting solution for artist Tobias Rehberger
After the successful cooperation for Audi´s performance at the Geneva Motorshow our client Mutabor comissioned MESO again with the re-use of the multi touch Efficiency-Table and the realisation of additional exhibits for the Internationale Automobilausstellung 2009 in Frankfurt.
Concept, motion- and game design for a Ski Simulator
A sculpted, superwide multitouch multiscreen system featuring a very nonrectangular interaction design for the concept car HED-7 ‘iFlow’ by Hyundai’s European Design Center.
Motion Design on the Uniqa headquarter, Budapest
EnBW Energy Landscape Telescopes
EnBW Smart Home Table
Software and Graphics for electronic telescopes
Under the creative lead of our client Intuity MESO Digital Interiors developed two exhibits for EnBW at the Hannover Industry Fair HMI 2009.
MESO was asked to extend Messe Frankfurts business matching portal Productpilot by a lottery game. The Productpilot info-terminals within the exhibtion centre challenge visitors to play the lottery game. The visitor only needs to register himself on the terminal with his email address and the lottery starts. The “Ball of Fortune” is stopped when the visitor scans his entry card and with luck wins an IPod.
Development and implementation of an integrated illumination system for the Mercedes-Benz Galleries
For Mutabor Design GmbH MESO Digital Interiors implemented a multitouch table presenting all efficiency features of Audi automobiles at the Geneva Motor Show 2009.
A web based Content Management System to a vvvv-based playout-system and scheduling system allows the client to control LED lights, conventional light fixtures, plasma monitor sources, projectors (including curtains) and sound tracks without having to deal with light desks and multiple devices.
Phenomenon “Night” – a multi-faceted approach in the Haus am Dom Frankfurt
Implementation of the media control system and the development of a generative data room as well as three different real-time data visualizations, media just as videos, ambient light and sound.
12 screens for the builders.
MINI Crossover Concept Car Touch Globe at Mondial de l’Automobil Paris 2008
MESO Digital Interiors developed all interactive exhibits for Siemens at the IFA Berlin 2008 and 2009
MESO Digital Interiors developed Floor Care Exhibits for Siemens at Internationale Funkausstellung Berlin 2009
MESO Digital Interiors developed Energy Efficiency Exhibits for Siemens at Internationale Funkausstellung Berlin 2009
MESO Digital Interiors developed a Virtual Stain Removal Exhibit for Siemens at Internationale Funkausstellung Berlin 2008 and 2009
MESO Digital Interiors developed Cooking Technology Exhibits for Siemens at the IFA Berlin 2009
MESO Digital Interiors developed a Virtual Dish Water exhibit for Siemens at the IFA Berlin 2008 and 2009
MESO Digital Interiors developed a Virtual noFrost Exhibit for Siemens at the IFA Berlin 2008 and 2009
MESO Digital Interiors developed an interactive table for Siemens at Internationale Funkausstellung Berlin 2008 for the presentation of Siemens new coffee maker.
An installation by Patrick Raddatz out of 72 reactivated split flap modules
MESO Digital Interiors developed an interactive table for Nikon at Photokina 08 in Cologne.
Exhibits, LED Programming and Systems Integration for EnBW at the Cebit and HMI booth 2008
More than just the first large-scale vvvv user meeting
Over six days during the NODE08 – Forum for digital Arts, the vvvv developers as well as a great part of the most distinguished and most obsessed vvvv users imparted their methods and techniques in a string of workshops.
The NODE08 – Forum for Digital Arts Exhibitions with theverymany (Marc Fornes & Skylar Tibbits), Christian Riekoff and Andreas Schmelas, Benedikt Groß, Verena Friedrich, Martin Zeplichal, Eno Henze, Phillip Steinweber and Andreas Koller, Sebastian Oschatz and many more.
Along with the vvvv group (Sebastian Oschatz, Max Wolf, Joreg and Sebastian Gregor), a line of renowned speakers (Casey Reas, Herbert W. Franke, Paul Prudence, Verena Kuni, Regine Debatty, Mark Fornes & Skylar Tibbits and Berthold Scharrer) provided insights to their works and domains on April 8th 2008, moderated by Eno Henze.
An small version of the EnergyGlobe with a huge plexiglass lens creating a stunning optical effect
Data Exploration Table for the steel cold rolling mill C.D. Wälzholz.
Interactive Table for SonyEricsson
Software for Mercedes-Benz TBS and BlueTec Exhibits
Ben van Berkel and the Theatre of Immanence – ON THINGS OF THINGS ON projection
three interactive projections in the first Rotunda of the National Park Center Kellerwald as athmospheric and playful introduction to the exhibition
LED Programming and Exhibits for the Mercedes-Benz Hall at the IAA07 in Frankfurt
Mercedes-Benz Tektalk Exhibits at IAA 2007
Music Visualisation for the launch event of high-end high-fidelity speakers MUON, designed by Ross Lovegrove for KEF.
A panoramic reactive movie for the Mainova head quarter
The Word of Ideas – make a wish for a special place on earth.
Screen shaping for the booth of the SZ Magazin at The Design Annual 2007.
A museum deep inside a salt mine in southern Germany.
An underground lake, enhanced by an LED installation.
A multiprojection on a model of the mine-shafts.
A hands-on public sound studio for making remixes of the Mannheim Song.
Interactive World Model showing climate simulations and scenarios.
A cost effective system for multi projection. Huge shaped canvases in the exhibition are lit by slowly evolving animations that fit the mood of the exhibition.
Movable Monitor Software for Deutsche Telekom at CeBit 2007
Touchfree Multitouch Media Table and Light Installation for an Exhibition on Energy in Architecture.
Understanding how salt and sugar look at different magnifications.
Understanding how salt crystals gets different colors
Touching Salt crystals. And exploding them in little pieces
Understanding the physiological aspects of salt by scrolling through different examples
Exhibits for Mercedes-Benz E-Class and S-Class.
Interactive stage sets with realtime audio analysis and position tracking for George Michaels Live25 world tour.
Electronic drums to create music visuals at a tour promoting the new Amstel Pulse.
Visual Instrument for playing the Light Installation at the Gustav-Mahler-Saal in Toblach.
Interactive Multitouch Table Surface.
A website, 32 little TFT monitors and a barcode reader were connected to form a system where users can upload their favorite photos, and next time they enter the installation the system shows their collection on the monitors.
360° Full Globe Projection for the Annual Stockholders Meeting of BASF AG 2006 and 2007
Interactive Exhibits for the new Lufthansa A380 Airbus.
Networked Light and Projection System for Konica Minolta Eurolean Leadership Conference 2005.
Interactive Corner Flag Dance Game and Information Terminals at the Football Globe Germany, part of the artistic and cultural programme of the 2006 FIFA World Cup™.
Media based Superstructure.
sportive illumination of a building´s facade
Digital Lighting Fixtures for the Micro Restaurant in the Cocoon Club
New Business Class Innovation World – Interactive Exhibits for the new Lufthansa Business Class seat.
Cocoon Club realtime 360° visuals on the membrane wall surrounding the main dance floor
Cocoon Club Personal Room Control Devices
360° Surround Projection and game terminals in the FIFA WM Globe.
design of a science periodical on WDR TV Channel with a live projected studio set
A semi virtual swiss badi at the Expo02 in switzerland 2002
Interactive visualization of the Mercedes-Benz Plant through the course of ten decades
A panoramic exploration tool for the eight Volkswagen brands. Presenting the different brands of the Volkswagen group in an interactive “mood board” by means of symbolic photography.
As you have seen above, MESO Digital Interiors successfully used VVVV in the following areas: