Creating an OF transparent Application: Any Way???

Hi all,

so i want to do a transparent app in OF, but to put it on “top” on my desktop, as a “transparent” window that the user will not see, of partially not see. is that possible?

also, another approach would be to capture the screen “below” the application. Is that possible?



I haven’t seen a good way to make a transparent opengl window yet. There’s some info about windows / win32 approaches here, most of which involve drawing offscreen:

this is some code for doing screen grabbing on osx:

which might be a good place to start.

I havent tried it, but if you’re on mac, you have ofxTransparentWindow

thank you, i will give a try to those links, to see if i can do that.