Main Menu User Interface?

Hello all,

I am very new to openFrameworks and was wondering if anybody could recommend an admin that isn’t for debugging. I want to make an application where you can look at presets and go back to the menu to change the preset, is this possible?

I have tried using QT Creator GUI with oF but couldn’t manage to get it working properly.

The user interface shown in this video is similar to what I’d like to recreate in oF:


Hi @Lewis,

I’m by no means an expert on this, but I guess this could be done with OF. It’s probably just a matter of structuring and timing different draw states. If a button is pushed, draw the related layout, if another button is pushed, draw another layout, and if a home button is pushed return to the main menu.
You could for instance have different classes or functions for every layout, and call those if needed. This would make structuring easier.

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Thanks for the reply, p1r4t3b0y. That sounds like a good idea. Do you know of any example projects that have created a custom UI without the use of addons?

Not really, no, sorry! Sadly, I’m an OF beginner.

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No problem, made a great start on it and happy with how it’s looking. Thanks for your help.

Hi, I am not sure, maybe you want to code it all by your self but there are a lot of addons that already handle this very well.
go to and look at the GUI addons.
The most populars are ofxDatGui and ofxImGui, although there are several others and there might be some that are better tailored towards your needs.