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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
  • Previews - has more features, but maybe unstable. Don't use for production

Take the 64bit version.

2. Install

Run the installer.

If you have problems, 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?

9. The bigger picture

Interested in how this all began and where it is all going? Check our roadmap.



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Shoutbox

~6d ago

fleg: This Tuesday, Cologne: exhibition opening of "interwoven", textile disinformation patterns created with vvvv. https://fleg.de/news/exhibition-interwoven

~20d ago

manuelgonzalvez: Assimp nodes all broken afted Win Update w/exception "COM object that has been separated from its underlying RCW(...)"

~20d ago

manuelgonzalvez: @levi thanks would love to! anyway managed to get something similar working based on forum search and anthokio's patches.

~20d ago

levi: @ravasquez thanks. 31.2 x86 verrion worked. @manuelgonzalvez i have a dx11 projectTexture if u a want.

~22d ago

manuelgonzalvez: Anyone has a dx11 port of "projectedTexture" dx9 fx for projection mapping?

~22d ago

manuelgonzalvez: Anyone has a dx11 port of "projectedTexture" dx9 fx for projection mapping?

~22d ago

ravazquez: @levi not sure bout the ImagePack, but I believe VL.OpenCV should give you the same tools and should work with beta just fine

~22d ago

levi: anyone knows of a VVVVpacks.image that works for elliot's projector calibration patches?x64,dx11. always crashes v4 on solve.

~29d ago

Lorenz: VJing with GIFS: https://lorenzpotthast.de/gifjockey/ A fun little side project, that I first prototyped in v4 and now turned web-based ;)

~2mth ago

schlonzo: finally fixed in 4.8 nice1