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Getting Started with Processingby Casey Reas
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Want to get in on the fun of programming graphics? With this handy book, you can learn how even if you have no programming experience. Processing, an open-source programming environment, makes it easy for anyone to create drawings, animation, and interactive images. Written by the co-founders of the Processing project, Getting Started with Processing is packed with projects you can dive right into.
Just download Processing (for free!) from processing.org and start tinkering with the examples in this book. You'll painlessly learn the core concepts of computer programming and how to apply them with Processing — everything from getting started to putting the final touches on your graphics. Join the tens of thousands of hobbyists, students, and professionals who have discovered this incredible and educational platform. This book is your key to understanding the hundreds of free examples and reference materials available online.
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3D printing is a key part of the prototyping process, yet desktop models to date have cost upwards of $10,000. But not any longer. A variant on the open source RepRap 3D printer, MakerBot is designed to be assembled quickly and cheaply. Even the deluxe MakerBot kit costs under $1,000. This fun and informative guide — written by MakerBot's creators — opens up a new realm of discovery and creativity for makers, hobbyists, students, artists, designers, and tinkerers.
Learn computer programming the easy way with Processing, a simple language that lets you use code to create drawings, animation, and interactive graphics. Programming courses usually start with theory, but this book lets you jump right into creative and fun projects. It's ideal for anyone who wants to learn basic programming, and serves as a simple introduction to graphics for people with some programming skills.
Written by the founders of Processing, this book takes you through the learning process one step at a time to help you grasp core programming concepts. You'll learn how to sketch with code — creating a program with one a line of code, observing the result, and then adding to it. Join the thousands of hobbyists, students, and professionals who have discovered this free and educational community platform.
About the Author
Ben Fry has a doctorate from the MIT Media Laboratory and was the 2006-2007 Nierenberg Chair of Design for the Carnegie Mellon School of Design. He worked with Casey Reas to develop Processing, which won a Golden Nica from the Prix Ars Electronica in 2005. Ben's work has received a New Media Fellowship from the Rockefeller Foundation, and been shown at the Museum of Modern Art, Ars Electronica, the 2002 Whitney Biennial, and the 2003 Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial.
Table of Contents
Advance Praise for Getting Started with ProcessingPrefaceChapter 1: HelloChapter 2: Starting to CodeChapter 3: DrawChapter 4: VariablesChapter 5: ResponseChapter 6: MediaChapter 7: MotionChapter 8: FunctionsChapter 9: ObjectsChapter 10: ArraysChapter 11: ExtendCoding TipsData TypesOrder of OperationsVariable ScopeColophon
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