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Processing 2: Creative Coding Hotshot

Book Description

Learn Processing with exciting and engaging projects to make your computer talk, see, hear, express emotions, and even design physical objects

  • Teach your computer to create physical objects, visualize data, and program a custom hardware controller

  • Create projects that can be run on a variety of platforms, ranging from desktop computers to Android smartphones

  • Each chapter presents a complete project and guides you through the implementation using easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions

In Detail

Processing makes it convenient for developers, artists, and designers to create their own projects easily and efficiently. Processing offers you a platform for expressing your ideas and engaging audiences in new ways. This book teaches you everything you need to know to explore new frontiers in animation and interactivity with the help of Processing.

"Processing 2: Creative Coding Hotshot" will present you with nine exciting projects that will take you beyond the basics and show you how you can make your programs see, hear, and even feel! With these projects, you will also learn how to build your own hardware controllers and integrate devices such as a Kinect senor board in your Processing sketches.

Processing is an exciting programming environment for programmers and visual artists alike that makes it easier to create interactive programs.

Through nine complete projects, "Processing 2: Creative Coding Hotshot" will help you explore the exciting possibilities that this open source language provides. The topics we will cover range from creating robot - actors performing Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet", to generating objects for 3D printing, and you will learn how to run your processing sketches nearly anywhere from a desktop computer to a browser or a mobile device.

Table of Contents

  1. Processing 2: Creative Coding Hotshot
    1. Table of Contents
    2. Processing 2: Creative Coding Hotshot
    3. Credits
    4. About the Author
    5. About the Reviewers
    6. www.PacktPub.com
      1. Support files, eBooks, discount offers and more
        1. Why Subscribe?
        2. Free Access for Packt account holders
    7. Preface
      1. What this book covers
      2. What you need for this book
      3. Who this book is for
      4. Conventions
        1. Mission Briefing
        2. Why Is It Awesome?
        3. Your Hotshot Objectives
        4. Mission Checklist
        5. Task 1
        6. Prepare for Lift Off
        7. Engage Thrusters
        8. Objective Complete - Mini Debriefing
        9. Classified Intel
      5. Reader feedback
      6. Customer support
        1. Downloading the example code
        2. Downloading the color images of this book
        3. Errata
        4. Piracy
        5. Questions
    8. 1. Romeo and Juliet
      1. Mission Briefing
        1. Why Is It Awesome?
        2. Your Hotshot Objectives
      2. Making Processing talk
        1. Engage Thrusters
        2. Objective Complete - Mini Debriefing
      3. Reading Shakespeare
        1. Prepare for Lift Off
        2. Engage Thrusters
        3. Objective Complete - Mini Debriefing
        4. Classified Intel
      4. Adding more actors
        1. Engage Thrusters
        2. Objective Complete - Mini Debriefing
        3. Classified Intel
      5. Building robots
        1. Prepare for Lift Off
        2. Engage Thrusters
        3. Objective Complete - Mini Debriefing
      6. Mission Accomplished
      7. You Ready to go Gung HO? A Hotshot Challenge
    9. 2. The Stick Figure Dance Company
      1. Mission Briefing
        1. Why Is It Awesome?
        2. Your Objectives
        3. Mission Checklist
      2. Connecting the Kinect
        1. Engage Thrusters
        2. Objective Complete - Mini Debriefing
        3. Classified Intel
      3. Making Processing see
        1. Engage Thrusters
        2. Objective Complete - Mini Debriefing
        3. Classified Intel
      4. Making a dancer
        1. Engage Thrusters
        2. Objective Complete - Mini Debriefing
        3. Classified Intel
      5. Dance! Dance! Dance!
        1. Engage Thrusters
        2. Objective Complete - Mini Debriefing
      6. Mission Accomplished
      7. You Ready to go Gung HO? A Hotshot Challenge
    10. 3. The Disco Dance Floor
      1. Mission Briefing
        1. Why Is It Awesome?
        2. Your Hotshot Objectives
        3. Mission Checklist
      2. Can you hear me?
        1. Engage Thrusters
        2. Objective Complete - Mini Debriefing
        3. Classified Intel
      3. Blinking to the music
        1. Engage Thrusters
        2. Objective Complete - Mini Debriefing
      4. Making your disco dance floor
        1. Prepare for Lift Off
        2. Engage Thrusters
        3. Objective Complete - Mini Debriefing
      5. Here come the dancers
        1. Engage Thrusters
        2. Objective Complete - Mini Debriefing
      6. Mission Accomplished
      7. You Ready to go Gung HO? A Hotshot Challenge
    11. 4. Smilie-O-Mat
      1. Mission Briefing
        1. Why Is It Awesome?
        2. Your Hotshot Objectives
        3. Mission Checklist
      2. Drawing your face
        1. Engage Thrusters
        2. Objective Complete - Mini Debriefing
      3. Let me change it
        1. Engage Thrusters
        2. Objective Complete - Mini Debriefing
      4. Hello Twitter
        1. Prepare for Lift Off
        2. Engage Thrusters
        3. Objective Complete - Mini Debriefing
      5. Tweet your mood
        1. Engage Thrusters
        2. Objective Complete - Mini Debriefing
      6. Mission Accomplished
      7. You Ready to go Gung HO? A Hotshot Challenge
    12. 5. The Smilie-O-Mat Controller
      1. Mission Briefing
        1. Why Is It Awesome?
        2. Your Hotshot Objectives
        3. Mission Checklist
      2. Connecting your Arduino
        1. Prepare for Lift Off
        2. Engage Thrusters
        3. Objective Complete - Mini Debriefing
        4. Classified Intel
      3. Building your controller
        1. Engage Thrusters
        2. Objective Complete - Mini Debriefing
      4. Changing your face
        1. Engage Thrusters
        2. Objective Complete - Mini Debriefing
      5. Putting it in a box
        1. Engage Thrusters
        2. Objective Complete - Mini Debriefing
      6. Mission Accomplished
      7. You Ready to go Gung HO? A Hotshot Challenge
    13. 6. Fly to the Moon
      1. Mission Briefing
        1. Why Is It Awesome?
        2. Your Hotshot Objectives
        3. Mission Checklist
      2. Drawing a sprite
        1. Engage Thrusters
        2. Objective Complete - Mini Debriefing
      3. Initiating the landing sequence
        1. Engage Thrusters
        2. Objective Complete - Mini Debriefing
      4. Running your sketch in the browser
        1. Engage Thrusters
        2. Objective Complete - Mini Debriefing
      5. Running the game on an Android phone
        1. Engage Thrusters
        2. Objective Complete - Mini Debriefing
        3. Classified Intel
      6. Mission Accomplished
      7. You Ready to go Gung HO? A Hotshot Challenge
    14. 7. The Neon Globe
      1. Mission Briefing
        1. Why Is It Awesome?
        2. Your Hotshot Objectives
        3. Mission Checklist
      2. Rotating a sphere
        1. Engage Thrusters
        2. Objective Complete - Mini Debriefing
      3. Let there be light
        1. Engage Thrusters
        2. Objective Complete - Mini Debriefing
      4. From sphere to globe
        1. Engage Thrusters
        2. Objective Complete - Mini Debriefing
      5. From globe to neon globe
        1. Engage Thrusters
        2. Objective Complete - Mini Debriefing
      6. Mission Accomplished
      7. You Ready to go Gung HO? A Hotshot Challenge
    15. 8. Logfile Geo-visualizer
      1. Mission Briefing
        1. Why Is It Awesome?
        2. Your Hotshot Objectives
        3. Mission Checklist
      2. Reading a logfile
        1. Engage Thrusters
        2. Objective Complete - Mini Debriefing
      3. Geocoding IP addresses
        1. Engage Thrusters
        2. Objective Complete - Mini Debriefing
      4. Red Dot Fever
        1. Engage Thrusters
        2. Objective Complete - Mini Debriefing
      5. Interactive Red Dot Fever
        1. Engage Thrusters
        2. Objective Complete - Mini Debriefing
      6. Mission Accomplished
      7. You Ready to go Gung HO? A Hotshot Challenge
    16. 9. From Virtual to Real
      1. Mission Briefing
        1. Why Is It Awesome?
        2. Your Hotshot Objectives
        3. Mission Checklist
      2. Beautiful functions
        1. Engage Thrusters
        2. Objective Complete - Mini Debriefing
      3. Generating an object
        1. Engage Thrusters
        2. Objective Complete - Mini Debriefing
      4. Exporting the object
        1. Engage Thrusters
        2. Objective Complete - Mini Debriefing
      5. Making it real
        1. Engage Thrusters
        2. Objective Complete - Mini Debriefing
      6. Mission Accomplished
      7. You Ready to go Gung HO? A Hotshot Challenge
    17. Index