Openframeworks is a c++ library designed to assist the creative process by providing a simple and intuitive framework for experimentation.

The library is designed to work as a general purpose glue, and wraps together several commonly used libraries under a tidy interface: openGL for graphics, rtAudio for audio input and output, freeType for fonts, freeImage for image input and output, quicktime for video playing and sequence grabbing.

The code is written to be both cross platform and cross compiler. The API is designed to be minimal and easy to grasp. There are very few classes, and inside of those classes, there are very few functions. The code has been implemented so that within the classes there are minimal cross-referening, making it quite easy to rip out and reuse, if you need, or to extend.

Simply put, openFrameworks is a tool that makes it much easier to make things via code.

OpenFrameworks is actively developed by Zachary Lieberman and Theodore Watson along with help from the OF community.

Project Created: 
January 2007


Hello, I'm from Buenos Aires Argentina and I'm going to be two weeks on NYC. Beetwen the 11th and the 24th of jaunuary of 2010. I would like to take courses and seminars wich one ara availabel?
I'm interested in particular on OpenFrameworks... I'm a psycologist that works on the expressive arts therapy field. I also paint.
I have some basic knowladge of C++ and AS3/FLEX.

Thanks for the info