So you want to get serious with vvvv? You've come to the right place!
Depending on where you come from you may at some point want to read one of the following guides:
When downloading vvvv you can choose between two versions:
- Stable: Use for production
- Preview: Use for testing latest features
You may also want to use the third-party Gamma Launcher for conveniently downloading and using multiple versions side by side.
When you start vvvv for the first time, you're greeted by the HelpBrowser which is your entry point into the world of Tutorials, Examples and more.
For completeness, here we duplicate links to some important bits:
- vvvvTv: Our youtube channel has the official Tutorials and HowTo videos
- Beginner video tutorials (by chk)
- Intermediate video tutorials (by TobyK)
- NODE20 workshop recordings: Recordings of 30 webinars held during NODE20
- Graphics video tutorials (by Takuma Nakata)
- Chinese video tutorials (by RED)
- VL.ThePatchersGuide: A tutorial series for absolute beginners, covering all nodes and techniques to get you started (by chk)
- VL.GenerativeGestaltung: A collection of examples following the Generative Gestaltung v2 book (by phlegma)
- VL.ExtendedTutorials: Extended tutorial help patches, covering common questions as learners move from beginner towards intermediate (by TobyK)
- Nodevember2022: A collection of examples made following the prompts of Nodevember (by CeeYaa)
- Genuary2023: A collection of examples made following the prompts of Genuary (by CeeYaa)
This reference is further structured into the following chapters:
|Development Environment||About the different components (menues, windows) of vvvv|
|Language||About the language VL|
|Libraries||An overview of all available node libraries|
|Extending vvvv||For developers to write their own nodes and libraries|
|Best Practice||Learn the best practices for specific topics|
- Forum: Any questions left? Get them answered here
- Chat: Want to talk with other vvvv users? Here is where we meet
- Blog: Follow this one, to make sure not to miss any news
- Mastodon: Follow for more bite-size news than in the blog
- Pixelfed: Share screenshots of your work with fellow patchers using Show and Tell
- Vimeo: Share your project documentations
- GitHub: Ready to contribute code? All of vvvv's libraries are open-source!