Introduction to openFrameworks: From Beginning to Launching a Mobile Application


Dates: Tuesday & Thursday, September 6th, 8th, & 13th
Times: 6pm – 10pm
Course Length: 12 hours
Cost: $20/instruction hour, $240 total, $216 for GAFFTA Members
Location: GAFFTA, 998 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94131

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This is an introduction to using openFrameworks, a cross-platform C++ library for creative coding. In this class, you will be taken from the first steps of installing openFrameworks, all the way to launching an interactive mobile application. Because openFrameworks is a powerful open source tool designed to simplify building creative applications, it has rapidly become one of the tools of choice for a new era of creative designers. This class is for artists, designers and hackers alike, beginners should not be afraid to join. 

- An introduction to Xcode
- 2D & 3D Graphics
- Generative sound and sample playback.
- Generative graphics and video playback.
- Basic texture mapping.
- Utilizing sensors
- Basic Game design.
- Launching your app on a mobile device.

Here are some great examples of projects made with OF :

*Each student will be required to pay $100 registration as a developer to place on their iPhone
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Matt Ganucheau


Matt Ganucheau is an artist, composer, designer and educator with a passion for exploring the boundaries of interactive digital culture. Ganucheau creates both physical and sonic environments that intend to engage his viewer by evoking a deeply reflective internal space. In his installations, he achieves this by immersing the viewer in a realm of digital projections linked to innovative interactive physical objects. Musically, he realizes this by building a unique harmony of electronic and acoustic elements within traditional compositional forms.

Over the course of his vastly multi-disciplinary professional career, Ganucheau has worked for software companies such as Apple, Native Instruments, Soundlflavor, and The BEAM Foundation, and at the same time, has taught various creative and technical courses at E’xpression College for the Arts. In addition, as an artist, he has exhibited work both in the U.S. and internationally and has been featured in publications such as WIRED, CNET, Adbusters, and MAXIM. And finally as a musician, has shared the stage with artists such as Flying Lotus, The Glitch Mob, Amon Tobin, Les Claypool, Cocorosie and Prefuse 73.