Hello from Ireland

Hi All,

I’m a mathematician and interested in using openFrameworks to generate simple physics simulations. Only just completed the Getting Started tutorial so emphases on “simple” for now.


Hey Kieren -

I’m equally as new as you. Working on a mac through Xcode, I’m an artist working on my master’s degree in South Dakota, USA. Wishing you good luck - maybe we can help each other hobble along?


Thanks Mitch,

Yep, I’m up for that - hobblers of the world unite!

At this point I’ve got as far as getting some basic particle simulations (similar to the Java based simulations in http://www.myphysicslab.com) working and I use the ofxUI addon (https://github.com/rezaali/ofxUI) to build the GUI used when tweaking the simulation parameters. I had downloaded most of the GUI construction addons listed on the main website but got hooked on ofxUI (plenty of examples and easy syntax) and have yet to try the others.

What I want to get to, but just not finding the time yet, is to reproduce the fractal tree constructed from people from a live video stream. A friend of mine saw one in the National Museum of Mathematics, in New York (http://momath.org). If you are interested, there is a video of it from 3:20 in http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-3445-162-57572198 . One of the OF examples (3d/meshFromCamera) shows how to capture the feed from a camera and do realtime manipulation of the image, I just haven’t got to play with it yet.