Me again! (Noooo) 😀
As you might already figured out, I have a custom to write here periodically. As you might also figured out, this is one of those days I’m super inspired to write some super cool extra blog articles! 😀 Wow, cookie for me! 🙂
Having in mind that I had a long working summer and little time to relax, my interests lately are not so miserable. It’s like like a dream, and I don’t know if I’m sleeping or not, coz I’m feeling very tired. Being very tired and bored with everything, I started to read RSS feeds through RSSOwl. Nice thing, all RSS feeds you choose, every day, at any time, for you! Wow 🙂 So, after reading about news in open source world, I stepped over one particular link about open source applications for video editing. Here it is. There was a particular thing that kinda poke my imagination. Yes, program for working with graphics ( and sound, but I’m not into that yet ). It’s called Processing.
There’s one very neat thing with Processing. I don’t know how deep are you in Java programming language, but Processing syntax is very much like Java’s. Great thing for me! Don’t know about you. Being familiar with Java syntax, it’s not going to be very hard to start with it. But, that is not the neat thing I was going to speak about.
I had experience, that I wanted to make some simple pong game in Java, when I started learning it. Buuuut, there was a big problem! So many things to figure out by my self, or to take a books and read. Eventually, books would have give me better understanding and take me a longer time to do it (in right way, of course). Since I’m inpatient, I wanted to make something fast. So, I took Java’s API, and read little about double buffering. I made something, but lost my patience after all that guessing and doing it all wrong. Here comes Processing, winning the day! Processing gives you speed in doing all sweeet graphics programming, without worrying about double buffering or anything else. You just have to learn some basics, get some code dumped in the Processing main window, and press play. If you are lucky, you’ll do some basics very fast, and proceed to 3D graphics with OpenGL. Yes! Processing has libraries for many things, and for OpenGL among all others.
Soooo, go there and do some Processing, and let me know what was your impression! Bye!