GUI stuff

this is asking a lot but had throw it out there? any plans? cause that would be monstrous, fltk? , congrats btw this is an accomplishment
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Hi!

Hmm it got me thinking, fltk looks quite comprehensive but it might be nice to roll our own ofGui stuff as an addon.

We could start out with a simple openGL based gui that could further be extended.

So maybe the ofSimpleGui object could handle sliders, buttons, knobs, messages etc with a very minimal sort of ascetic - it could use ofXML to save and load its state to xml.

Then if someone wants to pimp it they could just override the draw functions.

I would be curious to hear what people think about this.

Cheers!
theo

maybe this would fit openFrameworks better:
http://www.cs.unc.edu/~rademach/glui/

best
joerg

they are both interesting suggestions - we have a backlog of things to do now (like fixing things we broke in 0.03), but I’ve added them here in possible plugins and I will be happy to look at it as soon as I can (and others are invited too as well !!)

http://wiki.openframeworks.cc/index.php-…-le-plugins

we are going to start using the wiki to consolidate suggestions / links / from the forum. please feel free to jump in if you have ideas – both here and there. the wiki is going to become a space for day to day planning (a kind of collective notebook) and the forum is a good place for discussion.

thanks for the suggestions!! keep them coming !
zach

I never liked the look of guis in c++ that i have seen, look too much like windows.

I like controlP5 in Processing (although a few niggles). I might talk to Andreas Schlegel about us porting it (controlOFW)

http://www.sojamo.de/iv/index.php?n=12

Here is a screenshot of just sliders and buttons from controlP5, I couldn’t find other screenshots

What do you think?

Yeah,

I am much more in favor or something that looks less GUI like and is maybe a little simpler but visually nicer to look at.

Control P5 looks quite nice - that was more of what I was thinking of - simple slider and button objects etc.

It would be very nice to have a port of it as an addon otherwise when I get some time I would love to give it a crack.

We could even have it be theme based where it could read the colors etc from xml - so people could design different themes - but one step at a time I guess

: )

Theo