Open Frameworks

When completing my Masters at Ravensbourne I created some interactive pieces using OpenFrameworks. I have to say I absolutely love the forgiving nature of OFx. You can hack away at the code without really breaking anything. It is great fun to work with and more like scripting than working with C++. For the most part you work with already existing libraries and hack away inside the example code.

This is a boids simulation plugged into an Xbox Kinect. The viewer can then influence the 3D painting the flocking boids draw. The boids were actually programmed to fly away from user input. Perhaps another generation could have seen them flock to user input so as to give the user more direct control over the ‘painting’.


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