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don't panic - the noobs guide to vvvv

Credits: realized by roman_g


This leaflet gives a short overview of what vvvv is all about and features a collection of the most important keyboard shortcuts and mousetricks. It was first introduced at node10 in the form of a printed and folded handout.

If you got one at node10 pass it on to help out another noob. If you have an A3 printer, help yourself with the download below (fold along the horizontal, than twice along the width to get a quad). Else use the "onscreen" version instead.

See also: Basic vvvv


31.07.11 [03:20 UTC] by tonfilm | 14624 downloads
english, for onscreen use
11.01.11 [21:03 UTC] by roman_g | 3433 downloads
for onscreen use
25.03.11 [14:03 UTC] by karistouf | 2481 downloads
for onscreen use in french, but with some troubles with accent (translated by karistouf)
12.01.11 [11:31 UTC] by roman_g | 1483 downloads
for onscreen use in italian (translated by sapo)
11.01.11 [21:03 UTC] by roman_g | 1914 downloads
for doublesided print use to save ink and toner
11.01.11 [21:03 UTC] by roman_g | 1935 downloads
for doublesided print use

Desaxismundi 03/12/2010 - 19:17

sweet :)

fibo 03/12/2010 - 22:58

my next wallpaper :)

screamer 04/12/2010 - 00:42

mine too :)) and it is already the beta25 :)))

bo27 04/12/2010 - 02:45

ctrl-N will not be NodeBrowser in beta25?

patrick 04/12/2010 - 17:43

du joreg,
although i like the style of it pretty much, it would be great to have a pure black'n'white version with no greyscale too. it would save substantially on ink/toner!

Grandchild 06/12/2010 - 21:38

just printed it today and it's awesome! not that i need it anymore (hurr hurr) but i gave it to my vvvv-learning friend :)

i found one little error: towards the bottom, on the big mouse image > mouse wheel > ctrl+wheel should be "Scroll Patch up and down fast" (the 'fast' is missing)

karistouf 08/12/2010 - 21:54

thanks joreg, this is great

roman_g 10/12/2010 - 16:19

@patrick: Now there is another download link for saving ink and toner "dontpanic_45beta25_save_ink_toner.pdf ". Hope that's what you wanted! :)

patrick 10/12/2010 - 17:05

Top, Roman!!! (Wir kennen uns ja vom Festival ;)

roman_g 10/12/2010 - 19:38

No problem. :)

sapo 10/01/2011 - 06:57

the NODE10 commandments :D i'd like to translate this pdf to italian, but i can't find any decent free pdf editor so far... any idea? or is the source in another format? if so could you please to share it? :) thanks

roman_g 10/01/2011 - 16:22

@sapo: Thanks for your interrest. We are working on a version, which is editable. We'll post here if it's ready to edit!

roman_g 10/01/2011 - 20:38

All files on top are updated to editable versions.

Download the 30 days testversion of "Foxit phantom".
Should be enough for your translation :)
Here the download Link:http://www.foxitsoftware.com/pdf/phantom/

Just open one of the .pdf files with this programm and you have the opportunity to edit all texts.
The shortcut for editing is ctrl+t.
Now you are in the Touch Up Object Mode and if you select a part of the text you can edit or detete it.

You also find this Mode in the Header Menu:
Edit > TouchUp Objects Tool

sapo 11/01/2011 - 03:07

thanks, installed it, testing it, the first sentence should be changed to "per iniziare" but i can't type the z into the first text field, in the search field and outside Foxit phantom works fine.. weird.. just noticed i cannot type also q, j , y, f.. in the first text field , bu i can type them in the "NODE" text field ..extra weird.. maybe is the font that has been partially included inthe pdf?

sapo 11/01/2011 - 04:31

p.s. indeed i tested the latest pdfs too.

roman_g 11/01/2011 - 16:47

@sapo: THX for your report. I'll find a solution.

sapo 11/01/2011 - 19:08

np, this is one of the reasons i never embraced pdfs..too close standard..

roman_g 11/01/2011 - 22:08

I changed again all files. Now all characters you find on your keybord work with the different fonts.

sapo 12/01/2011 - 03:15

thanks,translating now, i still have minor issues typing ', è, ù in some fields, but i can live with it :)

sapo 12/01/2011 - 06:36

And done!http://www.sapolab.com/4v/nientepanico_45beta25-ITA.pdf

maybe it's even too much translated :D
after a hour of work foxit decided to just disappear(crash) without a warning.. thank god i saved in at somepoint of the job, then it crashed twice again while editing. i just saved often.
i noticed 2 small errors in the original pdf
1: search for screeshot
2: one of the two "Scroll Patch up and down" is missing a "fast"

i guess the ITA version has some error too but i'll review it later! the most.. is done! yayyyy

roman_g 12/01/2011 - 12:35

@sapo: Nice job! This will help the italian users a lot! THX.
I uploaded it on top0. I hope this is ok for you.

sapo 12/01/2011 - 13:03

it's fine! my role is (translator) after all ;D
this doc will also come vvvvery handy @ the upcoming italian workshop :)

roman_g 12/01/2011 - 17:09

@sapo: :)

roman_g 12/01/2011 - 17:09

@sapo: Good luck for your workshop!

patrick 23/02/2011 - 12:57

This should be linked to in the documentation page (but isn't at this moment)!

alex qbit 06/03/2011 - 23:56

loviaaa !! i leth vvvv for a year ago !! !! this is great! thanks !!

karistouf 18/03/2011 - 09:56

is it possible to have the source for a french translation ?

joreg 18/03/2011 - 14:16

@karistouf: the .pdfs are all editable. so you can directly edit and re-save them. see one of roman_g's postings above where he explains howto.

karistouf 23/03/2011 - 11:50

ok thanks will try to find time to make a french translation

karistouf 24/03/2011 - 19:55

hum.... some troubles with the font: french accents are not there ( only é but no è, no ' , à is in other font). Any idea on hom setting it in an adequate language ?

karistouf 25/03/2011 - 13:56

hi joreg... roman_g is a good solution BUT the interface of the foxit phantom is quiet painfull for colors correction, edition of objects and troubles with fonts. Could it be possible one day that this beautifull panic guide could be redone with open office draw that we can change easely fonts languages etc ?

antokhio 25/03/2011 - 19:02

try illustrator

patrick 25/03/2011 - 20:08

Not sure if an OO version with bitmaps would retain the original look though. It's possible to include the full font set when creating the PDF. A cleaner approach would be to edit a recent layout file (InDesign or Illustrator I guess).

karistouf 25/03/2011 - 21:02

Hi patrick ,-)
OOO is in vectors no bitmap. so its lightweight and it s easy to redo the presentation.
OOO is free and enables layers, wich is less painfull i you have layers for background and layers for text. Those layers may be locked, etc etc.... ;-)
i forget to talk about the complete language set being supported and pdf exports ;-)

patrick 31/07/2011 - 11:32

dontpanic_45beta25_1.pdf => for doublesided print use to save ink and toner

  • please*
tonfilm 31/07/2011 - 14:33

its the same as the save_ink version, i just uploaded it again, that people find the general english version directly. it seemed, that most downloaded that french tarnslation, because it was on top. the '_1' might be irritating, it was added on upload.

tea.r 06/11/2016 - 13:02

Help: Can somebody plz tell me how do i do F1 from a Macbook keyboard?

joreg 02/12/2016 - 19:47

@tea.r that's probably the Fn key (bottom left) + F1 then?

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~13d ago

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~14d ago

woei: @Joanie_AntiVJ: think so, looks doable

~15d ago

xd_nitro: Anyone remember who increased projector brightness by removing some components that product the color?

~15d ago

Joanie_AntiVJ: This looks super interesting (vectors over network) would anyone here know how to implement this in beta? https://github.com/madmappersoftware/Ponk

~22d ago

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~27d ago

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