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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

~6h ago

domj: Schéma + Orca + Pilot, a love triangle https://www.twitch.tv/videos/639199128

~14h ago

joreg: Your next chance for an easy introduction to the all-new #vvvv gamma: This friday 6pm CET: https://thenodeinstitute.org/event/introduction-to-creative-coding-with-vvvv-gamma-english/

~3d ago

~7d ago

domj: Stuck in your patching or eager to share what you made or came across? Join Midweek Patch Therapy at 17:30 https://therapy.domj.net/

~7d ago

david: vvvv meetup 3. new stream link. again youtube made us nuts.. please send everybody to https://youtu.be/pa3HRQ7kj6w

~7d ago

joreg: Reminder: Join us this evening, 8pm CET for the 3rd worldwide #vvvv meetup: 3.-worldwide-vvvv-meetup

~8d ago

sinus: @evvvvil: very impressive stuff! keep on marching the rays!You´ll never walk alone!

~8d ago

evvvvil: @mediadog, thankx for pointing it out broski. Wicked.

~10d ago

domj: Catching up with the Midweek Patch Therapy excerpts, expect more videos over the week. https://youtu.be/36r8LnHaS7g