Revised 2016.11.16

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

Vuo is a realtime visual programming environment designed to be both incredibly fast and easy to use. With Vuo, artists and creative people can create audio, visual, and mixed multimedia effects with ease.

This manual will guide you through the process of installing Vuo and creating your first composition. Then it will show you the details of all the pieces of a composition and how to put them together. It will explain how to create and run compositions with the Vuo Editor and, as an alternative, the command-line tools. It will show you how to make Vuo do even more by adding nodes to your Node Library.

Many of the compositions in this manual are available from within the Vuo Editor’s File > Open Example menu. It may help to open these example compositions in the Vuo Editor and run them as you work through the manual.

For more resources to help you learn Vuo, see our support page on

For more information on what you can do with Vuo, see our features page and roadmap on

If you have any feedback about this manual, please let us know. We want to make sure you find the manual helpful.

Welcome to Vuo. Get ready to create!