Thanks for all the kind words about Max 8. I've privately gotten a few messages from people who are aware of my involvement with Vizzie about what they perceived as a lack of responsiveness with Max 8. In particular, they were upset to not see the improvements in performance that they expected. The reason for this is something that might not be immediately apparent to users, so I thought it might be useful to mention it.
When I sat down with Rob Ramirez to work on the redesign of Vizzie 2 for Max 8, we made the decision to keep all Vizzie 2 modules operable with both
matrices and textures. What that means is that if you have an ordinary jit.movie
object sending its input to a Vizzie module, the output will be the matrices that Vizzie 1 always worked with. If you send a texture to the module (by using a jit.movie @output_texture 1
object or Vizzie 2 PLAYR
module - which outputs textures by default, it'll work with and output textures down the line to any other modules you connect to it. The source is what determines the output all down the line - as above, so below