Processing is a really cool language / environment for doing really cool programming projects. One of the things it does really well is graphics. I’ve been playing around with it on and off for a little while now, and here are two things I’ve managed to make.
This was inspired by Run Lola Run on the IAC wall. Mine isn’t a million miles wide, but I really love the cool effects and patterns I get.
Here’s a link to the code for it. The hardest part was translating the video input from a one-dimensional array, to a 2d one.
Here’s a link to the code for this one. The hardest part was realizing that I needed to push and pop the matrix INSIDE the loop!
I’m just getting started with processing, but looking at some of the things out there it reminds me of sitting at home watching the amazing stuff coming out of the Demoscene and feeling simultaneously inspired and crushed. This is my chance to make great computer graphics, and as long as I have time here and there to work on it, that’s just what I intend to do!
I spent a few hours yesterday cleaning up, adding features and deploying (to EC2) the Image hiding app I blogged about last time.
Here’s the new address:
It was just a few hours ago that I posted my Goals for 2008 and I’m releasing my first project of the year.
It’s nothing big, but it was a fun little distraction.
If you’re one of those folks who might care about how something like this might work, here’s the source.
It’s February 1st 2008 and this is going to serve as my list of yearly goals. I’m going to review these periodically throughout the year, and have a followup next February.