Sunday, May 8th, 2016
Meshes are a powerful tool that extend way beyond making simple shapes and solids. Learn how to assemble and manipulate meshes using indices, vertices and texture coordinates to build beautiful and dynamic geometric visuals.
Adiel Fernandez is a Creative Technologist and Adjunct Faculty member at the MFA Design + Technology program at the Parsons School of Design. His background in science and hands-on education has made him particularly passionate about creating tangible experiences with technology that take advantage of our tactile senses. www.adielfernandez.com
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The ofMesh/ofVboMesh classes of openFramewoks are wrappers around powerful OpenGl functionalities for creating graphics. Mesh assembly modes and innate GPU (rather than CPU) processing make it easy to create impressive visual displays that have minimal impact on your framerate. After teaching you the basic workflow of assembling meshes with different modes using vertices, indices, texture coordinates and colors, this class will show you how to take advantage of meshes in creative ways.
What should I bring?
- A functioning and fully charged laptop with XCode(5.0+) installed.
- Download openFrameworks for OSX
2. Windows Users:
- a functioning and fully charged laptop with Visual Studio 2012 Express
- Download openFrameworks for Visual Studio
12:00-13:00 — Free Intro Hour
13:00-14:00 — Mesh Anatomy and the Rendering Pipeline
14:00-15:00 — Assembly and Manipulation
15:00-16:00 — Colors and Textures
16:00-17:00 — Creative Mesh Uses
Why openFrameworks is important?
openFrameworks is a tool for creativity based on C++, already having spread across many countries like the US and Japan, and now developing quickly in China. It plays an important role at the top level of many cutting edge fields like new media art, interactive design, the "internet of things", robotics, etc.
Frequently asked questions
1. Do I have to know openFrameworks? Is it required for taking this class?
You don't have to know any openFrameworks. oF Course gives someone who doesn’t have any coding skills the full support. An one hour long intro hour will be hosted before every course, if you are beginner with OF, you can take it to catch up. What is intro hour?
2. Can I take class online if I am not in NYC?
You can take it onsite or through recorded sessions on youtube and get timely assistance from teaching crew by google hangout or Skype. please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
3. Can I take whole session of spring 2015?
You can contact email@example.com to get access to register full session. As a small
appreciation, we will give you 10% discount for the total tuition.
**You can contact us for corporate training or small group training opportunities.
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