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illustrated guide to vvvv for newbies in computer arts

Credits: Proofreading Elliot Woods sugokuGENKI


This is very first and experimental offline version of vvvv guides.
It's made for persons who never use any programming languages to create motion design, generative art objects or user interaction installations.

By reading this guide you can understand main concepts, but not vvvv in details or advanced using. Please, follow links provided on most pages to find complete explanations.

Please note, this is not official guide.
vvvv group is not response for any point in it.

English version is here.
Please feel free to any feedback!
New users comments are strongly welcome!

Yay French version is here too!


vvvv illustrated beta_RUS.pdf - 09.01.11 [20:19 UTC] by bo27 | 5652 downloads
notes: Russian version

other/older revisions

vvvv illustrated beta_ENG.pdf - 22.02.11 [12:12 UTC] by bo27 | 16420 downloads
notes: English version
vvvv_ linearspread_french.pdf - 28.10.13 [22:08 UTC] by sebescudie | 592 downloads
notes: French version

dottore 09/01/2011 - 22:23

waiting for the english version :)
soo curious...

guest 09/01/2011 - 23:11

great project,
like this approach much.
i mean THAT is what i feel is missing about
so much stuff (software or concepts you find on the internet).
really like
your guest

patrick 10/01/2011 - 02:07

Wow! +1 for the EN version :)

pogi 10/01/2011 - 07:13

Ohhh!!! It's Cool!))) THX for this guide)

efe 10/01/2011 - 08:21

wow, this looks very sexy

enthusiast 20/01/2011 - 22:23

Great work, Andrew!

matka 21/01/2011 - 10:27

great job!!!

sunpeach 29/01/2011 - 21:36

Спасибо!!!! Отличная книга!!!!

bo27 29/01/2011 - 22:00

thanks for many good words) english version delayed unfortunately.
@sunpeach - спасибо. стучись в скайп ко мне)

hrovac 02/02/2011 - 12:46

muhaha, like the slice - spread illustration!
great work
otschen charascho.

keylis 02/02/2011 - 20:11

Для начала то, что нужно (=

lasal 22/02/2011 - 13:03

Hey, thanks for the english version ;)

Noir 22/02/2011 - 21:33

thank u for the english version...good work
really nice guide!

apothecary 23/02/2011 - 09:45

Brilliant, thanks so much and great work making it in more than one language, users like yourself make such a difference. Big thanks to you and all the users who share their knowledge!!

sugokuGENKI 23/02/2011 - 10:38

sorry for delaying the english version...
things got a bit busy

from proofreading this guide, one can see there's a pretty significant step made from knowing nothing to knowing a lot across many different topics. It's really ambitious and hits the note correctly in a lot of areas. It takes a range of 'unknowing' starting points for users and walks them through lots of important things that they need to know.

The guide picks up on many points that I wouldn't have remembered to document, but are obviously indispensable to know during the learning process.

And i (personally) think it'd be fantastic if more people got involved with helping to develop content for this guide (perhaps for a second, third edition). This way we could expand on the amount of 'starting points' that people could come from, and help refine the guide.

What I specifically suggest is that those people who are teaching VVVV, try to use this guide as a reference for their course, and relay back feedback from students to improve the guide into the future.

bo27 23/02/2011 - 12:40

Great comment Elliot!
I support every of your words. Please join us for future editions!

But either I would like to ask today's vvvv users to try the guide with their girlfriends/boyfriends or with their little brothers and sisters. And the best, if we try it with artistic persons, who was not involved in computer arts before.
And please give us most critic feedback you can. It's very pleased to read kind words, but they do not help to move forward.

Finally, I would like to ask vvvv group to join us for future editions.

Thank you very much

lightizm 24/02/2011 - 11:20

Thanks for the english version!!!

alex qbit 06/03/2011 - 23:02

thanks so much !! ill try to make vvvv a useful tool !!



magnetik 31/03/2011 - 19:53

Книга супер.

Astr 22/04/2011 - 22:15

С ней я разобрался СПАСИБО!!!!

tonfilm 25/04/2011 - 22:15

this is so cool!!!

patrick 26/04/2011 - 00:27

Nice one bo!

zoomb 26/04/2011 - 00:53

Nice job!

pogi 26/04/2011 - 04:51

Oh!) It is cool))) vvvv wait us)))

kurlechov 28/04/2011 - 15:22

Gracias, es lo que andaba buscando para familiarizarme con el soft. Balalaikas thanks

chico 05/07/2012 - 21:37

действительно полезное руководство для новичков

bo27 06/07/2012 - 10:09

@chicco thanks)) but this is english speak webstite

quadrelli 13/02/2015 - 22:44

Love the Russian one, thanks a lot

vanderplate 16/03/2015 - 17:34

Great work! This makes it a lot easier to introduce vvvv to a broader audiance :) I only found one misspelled English word on the bottom of page 29 "handle all the locical states" which should be "handle all logical states".

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~21h ago

eno: thx bjoern

~21h ago

eno: why- are the bezier editors dx9 only - in 2017

~23h ago

dominikKoller: If you know someone who can use a vvvv introduction, please tell them about our Beginner's Workshop! vvvv-beginners-workshop

~2d ago

mediadog: And then come to the opening of Paradise that evening: http://bit.ly/2naJNcz

~2d ago

mediadog: In central NY Friday? Doing demo and panel talk "Making VR in VR with vvvv" as Sundance Ignite at SU: http://bit.ly/2mY56Ns

~4d ago

dominikKoller: Christina Engelbart and Bret Victor made a video digest of the Mother of All Demons http://www.dougengelbart.org/firsts/1968-demo-interactive.html

~4d ago

tekcor: what a sweet thread... and no one replied.. wonder if the two best vvvv friends are still with us? https://discourse.vvvv.org/t/personality-through-a-node-happy-birthday-aurel/11330