OpenFrameworks: Creative coding for the (artistic) masses
Over the past couple of months I have interested in the progress of OpenFrameworks, a programming toolkit for artists that allow for interactive installations that previously would have only been possible by having a degree in Computer Science (and from personal experience Comp Sci is the worst thing to study at uni if you value your social life). Whilst you do still need an understanding of C++, it’s fairly easy to teach yourself. OpenFrameworks will allow you to do things that previously would have been tucked away in a lab somewhere in an experimental form with just a couple of lines of code. Best of all, OpenFrameworks is Open Source and cross platform, meaning that even Linux junkies like myself can join in on the action. I’ll be posting up some OpenFrameworks based projects that have caught my eye over the next couple of weeks. For now though, here’s a video showing some of the artists currently using OpenFrameworks in their projects.