develop a node using openframeworks


Is it possible for a developer to to write a node, that use openframeworks?

I haven’t tried it myself, but would recommend the following starting points:

  • If you haven’t already, download the Vuo SDK ( and take a look at the projects under example/node. When creating a node class with the SDK, I often make a copy of one of these projects and use it as a starting point.
  • Install the Qt Creator developer tools for openFrameworks ( Play around with this to figure out how you can integrate the build settings from the openFrameworks wizard with the build settings for the Vuo examples. (Possibly helpful: “There’s a second project type in the wizard that allows to create a project from existing code.”)
  • Download the Vuo source code ( and look at some of the node sets to understand how they use libraries. A relatively simple example is node/vuo.kinect. Other examples include node/vuo.syphon and node/vuo.leap.

If you get stuck, feel free to post more questions on this forum. And once you’ve figured it out, I hope you’ll post your own answer to this question explaining the process :)