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Mastering openFrameworks: Creative Coding Demystified by Denis Perevalov

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Appendix A. Working with Addons

Addons are plugins of a specific kind for openFrameworks. Addons add new capabilities to openFramework projects, such as working with a network, depth cameras, computer vision, and others. In this chapter, we will learn the basic principles of addons' structure, and working with addons:

  • Installing a non-core addon
  • Linking addons to a project
  • Using Project Generator
  • List of selected addons

Addons basics

Though openFrameworks' core has powerful capabilities for processing and generating various kinds of multimedia data, it does not contain everything. For example, the core does not contain support for depth cameras, processing the images using the computer vision library OpenCV, or sending and receiving data via a network. ...

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