I am a PRE-PRE-BEGINNER | Where do I start?

Where’s the best place to get absolutely basic tutorials for this 100% newbie. I have good aptitude, experience as an animator and video creator… but no programming knowledge.

BTW, below you can see the kind of rotoscope animation I have been doing so far. But I would like to learn how to create real-time interactive animation (for dance would be great!).

Thanks,
Victor

http://vimeo.com/6060857

http://vimeo.com/6201800

Hi Victor, and welcome!

I think the absolutely easiest way to start program is through Processing. oF (c++ in general) has some aspects that can be quite hard to understand i think for new comers in programming, compared to processing and java. Plus there are more newbie guides for processing on getting started, then there is for oF yet. But it is really easy to go from processing to oF on a later point, when you feel you understand how it works. BUt well this is my opinion, other people probably think c++ is a better way to start… i don’t know…

Jonas Jongejan

Thanks Jonas. So where is “processing” located? Is there a forum section where I should look? I understand that there is a library of preset tools that beginners can use. Where/how do I learn about those?

~Victor

[quote author=“halfdanj”]Hi Victor, and welcome!

I think the absolutely easiest way to start program is through Processing. oF (c++ in general) has some aspects that can be quite hard to understand i think for new comers in programming, compared to processing and java. Plus there are more newbie guides for processing on getting started, then there is for oF yet. But it is really easy to go from processing to oF on a later point, when you feel you understand how it works. BUt well this is my opinion, other people probably think c++ is a better way to start… i don’t know…

Jonas Jongejan[/quote]

Processing is located here :slight_smile: http://processing.org/.. and i think learning menu is a good start hehe…

It’s originally made by its inventors for education at design/art schools for people with no programming background, to start learning it.

Thanks!

[quote author=“halfdanj”]Processing is located here :slight_smile: http://processing.org/.. and i think learning menu is a good start hehe…

It’s originally made by its inventors for education at design/art schools for people with no programming background, to start learning it.[/quote]