Project generator and the common data directory

Hi forum,

Hi forum,
I have just started playing with OF. Currently, getting my hand wet with the video related issues. I am creating the projects with the help of the projectGenerator and so far it has been very convenient for me. Every project generator creates a bin directory which in turn contains the data directory that contains the data. The data are common for all of the video projects i am working on and i feel it to be very in-efficient to have a copy of those data in each of the data directory.

I would like to have a common directory that all the projects can access into for the common data.

Any hint to change to this ?

Thanks

ofSetDataPathRoot() can be use to change where OF searches for data. typically, OF will look in the data folder, but you can make this point to another common folder.

Should i call it inside the setup() ?

yes – this changes any call to an OF file loading (ofImage::loadImage, ofTrueTypeFont::loadFont, etc).