Animated Application


#1

I really like the new "Create New Project' dialog! Great stuff!

The addition of the "Animated Application" (and the AnimatedAppComponent) is quite clever. It will be a comfortable entry point for people coming from openframeworks, cinder, processing and alike.

I suggest to add a tiny bit of demo code in update() and paint(), similar to the few lines in the "GUI Application". Demonstrate how to use a member variable to communicate between update() and paint(). I believe quite a few "creative coders" rely heavily on global variables, as teached in e.g. http://openframeworks.cc/tutorials/introduction/001_chapter1.html#_adding_movement .

Yes, I have seen your examples/AnimationAppExample, but there you do all the magic exclusively in paint().


#2

Terrifying to think that people would need to be shown how to use a member variable, but yes, I agree that it's a good idea!