A quick introduction into the world of creative coding with Cinder through basic tutorials and a couple of advanced examples
More power – Cinder is one of the most powerful creative coding engines out there and it will be hard to find a better one for your professional grade project
Do it fast – each section should not take longer than one hour to complete
We give you the tools and it is up to you what you do with them – we won't go into complicated algorithms, but rather give you the brushes and paints so you can paint the way you already know
Cinder is one of the most powerful professional grade C++ creative coding frameworks out there. It is open-source and peer-reviewed, meaning that there are experienced professionals behind its developmentand that every development step is taken seriously. Its philosophy is based on the capabilities of the operating system it is used for – Cinder will take the best from every OS and hardware you choose to work on.
"Cinder – Begin Creative Coding" will let you take your previous creative coding experience to a higher and also more demanding level. It will show you the Cinder way of using the most used creative coding functions for drawing, animation, interaction and allow you to do much more in terms of performance and cross-application-compatibility.
Starting by downloading Cinder and setting up the development environment, we will work through some of the most widely used topics in creative coding by creating and discussing simple sample applications.
Throughout this book we will deal with relatively simple topics like basic drawing, basic animation, basic 3D, interaction, loading files, playing back video files, applying built in and custom effects. Then going through to more advanced topics like how to use Cinder for a generative projection mapping project by using Syphon technology and how to connect Open Sound Control enabled applications for receiving and sending data and commands.
"Cinder – Begin Creative Coding" will bring your craziest ideas closer to the core of your computer by using the pure power of C++.