Yes, it took us a long time, but after countless usability tests, fine-tuning, and many internal projects, we’ve finally decided that tooll.io meets our standards for publication. It’s not finished – mind you – we have a very long list of upcoming features to keep us busy for quite some time. Nevertheless, it’s definitely ready to use for your projects.
We thought long and hard about how to release tooll.io. For many of our projects, we use other libraries with free licenses. And so it is only natural that the appropriate option for a creative tool like this would be Open Source. That’s why we picked the MIT-license, which means you can use tooll.io for all your projects – including commercial ones – without releasing your source-code.
Some of the new features we’ve added are…
- highly flexible features for live syncing (“VJing”)
- new input devices like HID, MIDI, and TouchOSC
- HDR rendering and color grading features
- interfaces and algorithms to explore and refine parameter variations
We’re actively working on support for OpenVR, multiple display output, more flexible GPU-mesh deformations and much, much more.
In case you’re wondering about our business model – we’re not driven by money but by passion. We’re a small design agency developing creative interactive projects, and tooll helps us to build these better, faster and more beautifully. We’ve also been making demoscene projects for more than 10 years now. We just love computer graphics and design. And tooll.io is perfect to unite both. So we will keep on driving the development.
Download the latest version
So, go ahead and download the latest release from github and clone the source-code.
The Forum is up!
That said, we have to find a mode of operation that minimizes the support load for us. So far, we’ve been using github-issues and wiki-pages with great success. Now, we’ve also setup this forum in the hopes of making frequently asked questions more accessible and to allow a growing community to share their experience.
So, what do you think? What do you love? What do you want to see next? What do you want to build? Do you want to contribute? We would love to hear from you.