openFrameworks vs. Python

October 22nd, 2008 · 1 Comment · Creative Coding

If you know Processing you may have heard of openFrameworks. openFrameworks is a library for »creative coding« with regard to simplicity, performance and platform-independence. It is available in C++ featuring pre-compiled binaries and IDE projects for the major platforms (Mac OS X, Linux and Windows). However, during the work on my master’s thesis I have written and re-used a lot of Python code. Plenty of scientific (and also industry) code is readily available and easily combinable in the form of Python modules. Consequently a Python-binding for openFrameworks is very desirable for native high-performance visualization (and more) purposes.

In a thread within the openFrameworks forum I finally found a binding, which was only available for the Windows platform at that time unfortunately. Thus, I created a first version of an openFrameworks-Python-Binding for Mac OS X. The binding is available as an XCode project and is based upon the original version (introduced in the above mentioned forum thread).

I will discuss the details of what is possible with this binding and provide some examples soon.

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  • 1 openFrameworks Live Coding Proof of Concept  Nov 20, 2008 at 10:26 am

    […] I promised to write another post on what cool stuff can be done with the openFrameworks-Python binding. Besides the fact that being able to quickly write openFrameworks apps with Python is cool enough […]

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