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Tutorial Introduction

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So you have just started vvvv for the first time and wonder how to proceed in learning, how to achieve some useful things with it. Take your time and read on. Within 20 minutes you should be through the first tutorial and have a basic understanding of vvvv.

Ready. Set. Go.

To see an example of what a vvvv project looks like, open the start_with_demo.bat file located in your vvvv directory. Once you have been suitably impressed by the demo, close vvvv by pressing the standard Windows shortcut for closing programms: ALT+F4. You might then be asked if you wish to save your changes. Just click Don't save and Close for now.

Start vvvv again, this time using vvvv.exe. All you see is a virgin gray window, a so called Patch. Welcome to vvvv.

Also see the video tutorial: Starting vvvv for the first time]

Preface

vvvv uses graphical objects for programming instead of a textual programming interface. Programs are created within patches. Individual operations or functions are represented as nodes. Connections between are called links and are drawn and modified with the mouse, creating a structure that sends data from one node to another.

Basically a node either generates, processes or outputs data. Some nodes even do a combination of those three operations. Every node can have several inputs and outputs which are represented by small black squares on its top and bottom which are called pins or inlets and outlets.

In comparison to a textual programming language the input pins would represent the parameters/arguments of a function whereas the output pins would mean the result of that function.

That much about the theory. Now let's go retro and say Hello World! with the second tutorial.

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Shoutbox

~7min ago

joreg: @guest it is: last entry in left column

~14min ago

guest: Xml tidy isn't in 64 bit missing in 64bit builds

~27min ago

joreg: @nissidis logins are not yet open. we'll inform you here. general contact for troubles regarding node is: ping@node-forum.org

~1h ago

nissidis: I cant login on node17 (neither reset my password)

~2h ago

joreg: horray, full program is up for #NODE17 https://17.nodeforum.org #vvvv

~22h ago

guest: Connection snapping: nice!

~1d ago

microdee: emeshe is burried under thick ground and it's left for good. a new pbr ecosystem is emerging in mp.dx

~2d ago

u7angel: @xxxlalala i meant matcap, look for that

~2d ago

xxxlalala: thanks @u7angel superphong is exactly what i was looking for. litsphere gave me no search results though :(

~2d ago

u7angel: i guess most pro vvvv users don't use emeshe for various reasons but more custom collection of shaders. see superphong or litsphere