This workshop is intended for people who want to bring their creative skills to the next level by using one of the most powerful Creative Coding frameworks – Cinder. During this workshop participants will learn the basics of Cinder, how to create a simple generative animation and how to implement Syphon in the application so it can be used hand in hand with other Mac OS X software.
Cinder is an open-source professional grade Creative Coding framework written in the C++ programming language. It is mainly used for creating rich interactive visual experiences for real-time use, where pre-rendered video or animation is not an option.
Syphon is an open-source Mac OS technology that allows to share still and moving images between Mac OS applications (also the ones created with Cinder) in real-time.
The proposed duration of the workshop is 2 days:
Day 1: Introduction to Cinder
- Basic information (what is it, where to download)
- Some examples (what is possible with Cinder)
- Setup (installing and configuring Cinder on your computer)
- A quick tour through examples (testing the installation by compiling some of the included samples)
- Basic application structure (creating an empty project, setup(), update() and draw() functions)
- Drawing Basic shapes (how to draw a line, circle and triangle)
- Creating animation (simple generative animation using basic shapes)
- Syphon implementation and compiling the final application
Final performances on 13.04.2013.
Experimental audiovisual performance guided by Krisjanis Rijnieks and Matti Niinimäki in collaboration with a sound artist.
The whole event has happened in co-operation with the AAVE festival and consisted of:
- 3 creative coding workshops: AVVX by Nuno Correia, Cinder by Krišjānis Rijnieks, Quartz Composer by Matti Niinimäki
- AV performances with participation of DKSTR & MÅNSTERI, Sander Mölder, Axel Thesleff & Video Jack, Baltic Diving Co.
- Audiovisual media installation Metasphere by Irīna Špičaka, Krišjānis Rijnieks and Platon Buravicky
Documentation by Jānis Rijnieks, editing by Krišjānis Rijnieks.