Realtime design & authoring tool
Ventuz Designer combines the worlds of content creation, logic, animation, compositing and design in a real-time 3D environment. Complete creative freedom paired with data connectivity, state-logic animation, and easy development of interactive graphics allows for content that is unique.
Powerful Node based UI
Your imagination is the limit. The Designer user interface is node based, where nodes are small building blocks that can be stacked or connected to create visuals and logic.
Ventuz Designer features common workflows and tools, such as layer-based real-time 2D/3D compositing, including industry-standard blending modes, visual effects and color grading.
Powerful Animation Workflows
In addition to standard timeline based Keyframe Animations, Ventuz Designer offers a State Logic Animation System for easy integration of non-linear animations into interactive or event driven content. Furthermore, it is very easy to animate video and audio clips synchronously to graphics in a timeline. To speed up the workflow, Ventuz Designer features Nested Animations functionality for easy animation sequencing and instancing.
Modern Material and Geometry Workflows
Apart from geometry primitives, Ventuz Designer supports a wide range of 3D exchange technologies and formats, such as OBJ, FBX and Collada (DAE). Ventuz also includes GlTf 2.0 support, with SRT Animations, Skeletal Meshes/Animations and Mesh Sequences. In addition, the Cinema4D Live Link enables a very streamlined workflow between both applications with assets being updated live in the Ventuz scene.
Substance SBSAR support opens the door for using realistic PBR materials created with Substance Designer and Painter inside Ventuz, and to integrate them with Ventuz native Dynamic Lights, Shadows and Reflections.
Designer features a wide range of tools for easy creation of gesture-based and multi-user interactions, including a fully interactive Web browser. Creating touchscreen solutions is made simple with native support for TUIO and Windows Touch protocols. Other interaction device support includes keyboard, mouse and joystick.
Designer works with many of the common control protocols such as OSC, MIDI, GPI and SERIAL. Lighting control devices can be connected via DMX, ArtNET or SaCN. Easily extend the existing functionality using 3rd party libraries through .NET C#/VB scripting.
Designer includes many tools to connect to external data sources, from simple Text/Excel/XML/JSON files to bidirectional communication with databases. Data is not only used to fill data fields in your graphics, it can also be combined with advanced logic to trigger new actions and develop more complex behaviors.
Through simple drag-and-drop actions, assets such as video and audio clips, images, 3D models and scenes, text elements and feeds, or any form of external data can be imported, connected, composited and easily animated. To make this even easier, Ventuz Designer features data exchange workflows with widely used DCC packages such as MAXON Cinema 4D, Adobe Photoshop, Substance Designer and many more.
The result can then be previewed and arranged in real time at maximum quality, with no compromises. Furthermore, Ventuz Designer allows for extensive and compelling motion graphics and visual effects to be created and animated directly in the software – even driven by interactivity or connected to external data. To achieve this functionality, Ventuz features not only common time-line based animation processes and flexible data connectivity, but a powerful state logic animation system, which is the perfect solution for creating non-linear animations reacting to triggers and commands.
Create bespoke high-end applications, no coding skills required, with Ventuz Designer node-based interface. If required the system functionality can easily be extended using standard scripting languages, custom shaders, etc. In addition, it is quite easy to integrate Ventuz in any kind of workflow using the many control protocols, APIs or scripting interfaces.
Creativity paired with data connectivity, state-logic animation, and fast implementation of interactive graphics allows for content that is truly unique.