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Processing 2: Creative Programming Cookbook

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Processing 2: Creative Programming Cookbook

Overview of this book

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.
Table of Contents (18 chapters)
Processing 2: Creative Programming Cookbook
About the Author
About the Reviewers

Installing the Processing plugin for Eclipse

In the early days of Processing, it was a little harder to use Processing with Eclipse. You had to start by creating a Java project, and manually add the core Processing .jar file to the project. The Processing team has made it really easy to work with Processing and Eclipse now. They made a plugin for Eclipse that will help you run Processing sketches within the environment.

How to do it...

Start Eclipse if you haven't already, and go to the Help | Install New Software menu item. You'll get to see the Install window. If you click the Add button on this window, the Add Repository dialog will show up. Enter these values into this dialog and click on OK:

  • Name: Processing Plug-in

  • Location:

You now get to see the details for the Processing plugin. Click the Next button and wait; you'll see a progress bar at the bottom of the window. This process may take a while.

When everything is ready to install, you need...