i was also wondering if it’s possible to turn off the drawing loop in oF. i want drawing to be controlled by a hardware controller (connected via serial) … and imagine that there’s some behind the scenes things taking place in the loop that i need to be aware of. in processing, for example, i can call noLoop() in the setup() function and call redraw() every time i want to, well, redraw.
the quick answer is no.
I really don’t think this is possible to do easily and we **definitely dont ** recommend hacking this out of OF.
better, much better, to use a boolean variable that you turn on or off to control drawing. if you need to turn off clearing, there is an option for that in OF.
I just hacked it out of curiousity (ie, commented out lines in ofGlutGlue) and the result is not pretty at all…
we don’t at this time support a noLoop option. we do however support turning off the background automatically being updated. We’ve had some issues with that working in some window settings fullscreen/windowed on PC, but we will have a fix in 0.05.
hope that helps.