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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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~1d ago

tonfilm: Creative coder wanted: https://discourse.vvvv.org/t/creativvvve-coder-in-residence-2020/18283 vvvv visualprogramming #creativecoding #xenko #dotnet #berlin #internship #residency

~2d ago

metrowave: Collection of replicable research: http://www.replicabilitystamp.org/

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~6d ago

joreg: @ravazquez always trying to diversivvvvy...

~6d ago

ravazquez: I did not know you were making plates as well: http://www.clairewan.com/

~10d ago

evvvvil: "Pounding Aldebaran" raymarching shader live coded on Twitch. https://www.shadertoy.com/view/tt3SWB

~10d ago

~11d ago

joreg: Tomorrow Thrs, Feb 12: #vvvv Patching Circle: We're there to help! https://gettogether.community/events/3965/vvvv-berlin-patching-circle-5/ No excuses, it's free and there are drinks!

~16d ago

evvvvil: "The reaper's gallows" shader live coded on twitch. Abrasive comments back by popular demand. https://www.shadertoy.com/view/ttcSD4