Computers in the future may weigh no more than 1.5 tons.
—Popular Mechanics, 1949
Take me to your leader.
In this chapter:
– Downloading and installing Processing
– The Processing interface
– The Processing sketchbook
– Writing code
– The Processing reference
– The Run button
– Your first sketch
2-1 Processing to the rescue
Now that you have conquered the world of primitive shapes and RGB color, you are ready to implement this knowledge in a real-world programming scenario. Happily, the environment you are going to use is Processing, free and open source software developed by Ben Fry and Casey Reas at the MIT Media Lab in 2001. (See this book’s introduction for more about Processing’s history.)
Processing’s core library of functions ...
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