Next in this series see recreating Grid Pro with VDMX.
When creating new performance interfaces from scratch using VDMX it is often useful to look at the layouts of other VJ tools for ideas. Before switching our focus to VDMX full time, we used to develop other real-time performance applications for video artists, including Grid, a popular single movie triggering and remix app featuring a larger thumbnail view and simple transport controls. While limited in scope compared to VDMX, it had a great layout and keyboard mapping designed for instrumental control of scratching and scrubbing clips.
In this video tutorial we quickly recreate the main features of Grid including most of the keyboard shortcuts, playback capabilities, and general UI layout. The completed version is available for download and just like the original app it is based on, this example template can be used out of the box with your own clips for performances.