Within this workshop in the series Creative Coding with openFrameworks, we cover the very basics of this creative coding toolkit. We will learn how to set up an openFrameworks application from scratch using the integrated project generator, investigate the application's structure and way of functioning as well as gaining first experiences in reading the documentation. Finally, we will create our first application using some basic drawing and interaction features provided through the openFrameworks toolkit.
In order to create an openFrameworks application, we need some basic knowledge about the programming language C++. No need to be scared! We will cover some essentials about C++ and object-oriented programming first thing in the workshop, again following a practical approach by performing live coding demonstrations. This should set everyone up to get going with openFrameworks.
The source code (as well as complementary slides) for both our first openFrameworks application as well as the C++ examples is available online via GitHub: