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Getting Started

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0. Checklist

  • Can vvvv do what you want? See the Propaganda page for an overview of vvvv's main capabilities and where to find info about them.
  • Needs Windows 7/8/10
  • 3 button mouse (recommended)

1. Download

vvvv is available in two different forms:

  • Beta - stable releases. Production grade
  • Alpha - has more features, but maybe unstable. Don't use for production

Download the Core and the Addons!
The Addonpack is a highly recommended collection of useful nodes provided and maintained by members of the vvvv community.

Take the 64bit version.

2. Install

We're not offering an installer.

Simply:

  • unpack the vvvv ZIP and place its content wherever you want
  • unpack the addons ZIP and place its content into your vvvv directory
  • run setup.exe, it will tell you if some frameworks are missing and offer buttons to download them.
  • ready

We recommend 7zip for unpacking ZIPs.

If you have problems with any of these steps, see an illustrated Installation Guide for more info.

3. First start

Just started vvvv.exe?

  • You see a grey window with instructions. Welcome to vvvv!
  • Doesn't seem to work? See Troubleshooting

4. Examples and tutorials

Tired to read?
Check some real examples.

Girlpower

  • vvvv is coming with a large number of example-patches with detailed explanations for almost every topic. We call it Girlpower. Check the /girlpower folder in your vvvv directory. It's a good place to start learning how to patch or get an overview of available features.

Other resources

5. Documentation

The written Documentation is structured in three main parts:

  • Learning: written and video tutorials, books...
  • Using vvvv: all you need to know about the main features
  • Topics: covers specific usage scenarios like: Graphics, Audio, Video, IO...

Not sure about a certain term? Try the glossary.

6. Tons of amazing Contributions

Here is a listing of Contributions provided by our ever-growing community.
See the Using Addons Guide on how to install them.

7. Join our community!

8. Looking for help?



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~1d ago

joreg: @guest glad you asked, start reading here: getting started

~2d ago

guest: aLsO tHiS Is BroKeN, ThE ChArAcTeRs AlOud iS a LiE !!!!!!!!!

~2d ago

guest: How Do you understand the inner workings behind the controls of the vvvv technology http//:programming/ult22#howto_@questions.org ??

~8d ago

tonfilm: @hadesbry latest version supporting win XP is 34.2: vvvv45beta34.2

~8d ago

hadesbry: hi, which versión of vvvv is better for win XP. thanks a lot.

~9d ago

joreg: reminder #vvvv heads in #berlin: today, tuesday, june 12th, 19h30: berlin-vvvv-meetup #meetup

~9d ago

ectrome: @joreg working! thanks