Processing: Creative Coding and Generative Art in Processing 2

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Processing: Creative Coding and Generative Art in Processing 2is a fun and creative approach to learning programming. Using the easy to learn Processing programming language, you will quickly learn how to draw with code, and from there move to animating in 2D and 3D. These basics will then open up a whole world of graphics and computer entertainment.

If you’ve been curious about coding, but the thought of it also makes you nervous, this book is for you; if you consider yourself ...

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Overview

Processing: Creative Coding and Generative Art in Processing 2is a fun and creative approach to learning programming. Using the easy to learn Processing programming language, you will quickly learn how to draw with code, and from there move to animating in 2D and 3D. These basics will then open up a whole world of graphics and computer entertainment.

If you’ve been curious about coding, but the thought of it also makes you nervous, this book is for you; if you consider yourself a creative person, maybe worried programming is too non-creative, this book is also for you; if you want to learn about the latest Processing 2.0 language release and also start making beautiful code art, this book is also definitely for you.

You will learn how to develop interactive simulations, create beautiful visualizations, and even code image-manipulation applications. All this is taught using hands-on creative coding projects. Processing 2.0 is the latest release of the open-source Processing language, and includes exciting new features, such as OpenGL 2 support for enhanced 3D graphics performance.

Processing: Creative Coding and Generative Art in Processing 2 is designed for independent learning and also as a primary text for an introductory computing class. Based on research funded by the National Science Foundation, this book brings together some of the most engaging and successful approaches from the digital arts and computer science classrooms.

  • Teaches you how to program using a fun and creative approach.
  • Covers the latest release of the Processing 2.0 language.
  • Presents a research based approach to learning computing.

What you’ll learn

  • Learn the latest features of Processing 2.0
  • Gain a solid understanding of coding concepts, such asdesign, analysis,and object-oriented programming
  • Generate algorithmic art
  • Code 2D and 3D interactive animations
  • Create a visualization based on big data

Who this book is for

Processing: Creative Coding and Generative Art in Processing 2is for anyone who wants to learn how to program, really anyone! It is also a great, research-based companion text for an introductory computing class.

Table of Contents

  1. Diving into the Shallow End
  2. Art by Numbers
  3. Processing Boot Camp
  4. Creating Across Time and Curved Space
  5. Expressive Power of Data
  6. Organizing Chaos
  7. Creative Abstraction
  8. Drawing with Recursion
  9. Painting with Bits
  10. Expressive Imaging
  11. Spreading Your Creative CodingWings
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781430244646
  • Publisher: Apress
  • Publication date: 3/31/2013
  • Edition description: New
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 472
  • Sales rank: 415,788
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Ira Greenberg directs the Center of Creative Computation and is Associate Professor with a joint appointment in the Meadows School of the Arts and Lyle School of Engineering at Southern Methodist University, Dallas TX. He is the author of Processing: Creative Coding and Computational Art and The Essential Guide to Processing for Flash Developers, both from friends of ED/Apress. Ira received his BFA from Cornell University and his MFA from the University of Pennsylvania.

Dianna Xu is Associate Professor of Computer Science at Bryn Mawr College, PA. She received her B.A in Computer Science from Smith College and her M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer and Information Science from the University of Pennsylvania.

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