In code and 3D models, in live visual performance and augmented architecture and dance, in VJ sets and futuristic 3D demos, shows and games, visualism extended to new ways of transforming perception. For just one slice of what happened this year, entirely by the numbers, here are the stories that scored the most page views in 2011 – not necessarily the most significant stories, but those that ranked largest in traffic, which to me is at least an interesting metric in terms of what garners the greatest attention and audience.
Let us know your favorite stories from 2011, too, on CDM or elsewhere. And see where your musical counterparts’ eyeballs went, too, on Create Digital Music.
The countdown to the most-read story starts … now:
While here it ranks at number 9, it’s tough to overstate the importance of projection mapping generally, and the MadMapper tool here – seen even as stories from past years soared to the top readership on the site.
1. Modul8 (28.5%)
2. Resolume Avenue 3 (25.6%)
3. Vidvox VDMX (19.4%)
4. Apple Quartz Composer (19.3%)
5. Max/MSP/Jitter (16%) *
6. Processing (15.4%)
7. vvvv (10.2%)
8. ArKaos GrandVJ (8.4%)
9. Resolume 2.x (8.1%)
10. Isadora (6.9%)
11. OpenFrameworks (5.8%)
12. Pd/GEM (4.3%)
By the way, I ran into a core Blender developer in Eindhoven, NL in November. We’ve got a lot more Blender talking to do in 2012, as this year wraps up with a big new Blender release.
Probably an easy reader favorite, and certainly one of my favorite stories this year, thanks to Momo’s in-depth reporting of what made the tour tick.
Side note: clearly one of the tools of the year, TouchDesigner touched many of our biggest stories.