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Mastering openFrameworks: Creative Coding Demystified by Denis Perevalov

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Installing openFrameworks and running your first example

Now we will consider how to install openFrameworks in Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux, and execute one of the openFrameworks' examples.

Note

Historically (and currently) openFrameworks works best in Mac OS X. So when we use openFrameworks in interactive performances, we often do it in Mac OS X. Because performance is a short event (5 to 30 minutes), it is highly critical the software works as maximally fast and stable as it can.

For interactive installations, which are exhibited for a longer time (hours to months), and rare interruption in work is not so critical, we use any OS, depending on the available hardware.

The installation files and setup guides for all supported operating systems are ...

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