These brief instructions will help you get started quickly with using VDMX. The other topics in this manual provide information related to performing live visuals.

About VDMX

VDMX5 b8

VDMX5 is a realtime multimedia performance application.

After several years of collaboration and continuous development, we’ve received a huge amount of feedback about VDMX5- the only way to accommodate the changes and additions requested by users was to redesign and rewrite VDMX5 from scratch with a substantially different structure and workflow. As a result of these changes, b8 is noticeably different from the builds which have preceded it- this page contains various video tutorials and documentation for the next major series of builds of VDMX5.

Getting started with VDMX

In this manual you will find detailed information about the workflow and user interface of VDMX.

Installing VDMX

  1. Download the VDMX Demo disk image
  2. Open the disk image and double click on the installer
  3. Follow the instructions in the installer
  4. Look in the ‘Extras’ folder for other bundled software that you may want to install

VDMX Compatibility

VDMX is currently Mac only. It will run on both Intel and M series (Apple Silicon) machines. As of b8.8.0.1+ the VDMX5 application builds are Universal (Intel/M1, M2, M3). Previous versions of VDMX5 may run on newer Apple Silicon macs under Rosetta 2; however, we recommend you run the latest version of VDMX5 on newer machines. Which version of VDMX is compatible with your machine will depend on which version of OSX you are running. See VDMX5 versions for information on legacy downloads and OSX compatibility VDMX Versions

Additional Sample Media Downloads

Along with the application and included extras you may want to download some of the available Sample Media movie files and interactive generators to use with VDMX.

Using Templates in VDMX

The fastest way to get started with using VDMX is by using some of the pre-made interfaces that can be loaded from the Templates menu. See the Templates section for more details and a list of examples.

Learning the VDMX Interface

Continue reading this manual, starting with the first section of this covering the VDMX Inspectors.