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openFrameworks Essentials by Denis Perevalov, Igor Tatarnikov

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Chapter 1. Getting Started with openFrameworks

In this chapter, we will introduce openFrameworks by covering the following topics:

  • What is openFrameworks?
  • Installing openFrameworks
  • Running an openFrameworks example

Finally, we will discuss the video synthesizer project, which we will develop throughout the book.

What is openFrameworks?

openFrameworks is a free, open source C++ framework that is intended to develop real-time projects, which use most modern computing devices' capabilities, such as video, audio, networking, and computer vision.

openFrameworks is developed by Zach Lieberman, Theodore Watson, and Arturo Castro, together with a big openFrameworks community. The current openFrameworks version is 0.8.4.

Its main features are:

  • openFrameworks is ...

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