Processing 2: Creative Programming Cookbook

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Learn
  • Draw expressive shapes and images in 2D and 3D and get inspiration for your creativity
  • Extend the possibilities with Processing using libraries that help you create interactive computational art
  • Play and control video files using some of the coolest recipes with unmatched techniques
  • Visualize music and even live audio
  • Build basic tools for audio visual performances
  • Interact with computers using a webcam
  • Create Processing sketches for the web using the new JavaScript mode
  • Create interactive applications for your Android devices
About

Processing is probably the best known creative coding environment that helps you bridge the gap between programming and art. It enables designers, artists, architects, students and many others to explore graphics programming and computational art in an easy way, thus helping you boost your creativity.

"Processing 2: Creative Programming Cookbook" will guide you to explore and experience the open source Processing language and environment, helping you discover advanced features and exciting possibilities with this programming environment like never before. You'll learn the basics of 2D and 3D graphics programming, and then quickly move up to advanced topics such as audio and video visualization, computer vision, and much more with this comprehensive guide.

Since its birth in 2001, Processing has grown a lot. What started out as a project by Ben Fry and Casey Reas has now become a widely used graphics programming language.

Processing 2 has a lot of new and exciting features. This cookbook will guide you to explore the completely new and cool graphics engine and video library. Using the recipes in this cookbook, you will be able to build interactive art for desktop computers, Internet, and even Android devices! You don't even have to use a keyboard or mouse to interact with the art you make. The book's next-gen technologies will teach you how to design interactions with a webcam or a microphone! Isn't that amazing?

"Processing 2: Creative Programming Cookbook" will guide you to explore the Processing language and environment using practical and useful recipes.

Features
  • Explore the Processing language with a broad range of practical recipes for computational art and graphics
  • Wide coverage of topics including interactive art, computer vision, visualization, drawing in 3D, and much more with Processing
  • Create interactive art installations and learn to export your artwork for print, screen, Internet, and mobile devices
Page Count 306
Course Length 9 hours 10 minutes
ISBN 9781849517942
Date Of Publication 19 Sep 2012

Authors

Jan Vantomme

Jan Vantomme is a computational designer and artist based in Ghent, Belgium. He runs Cloudswimmers, a small studio with a focus on computational and interaction design. Jan has been using Processing since the early beta versions. He taught the subject at a university college both as faculty staff and as a guest professor. He wrote some Processing libraries to work with colors and shapes in an easy way. Jan also co-founded Processing Ghent, a community for creative coders in Belgium. They organize free lectures and workshops on Processing.