Processing is a programming language, development environment, and online community. Since 2001, Processing has promoted software literacy within the visual arts and visual literacy within technology. Initially created to serve as a software sketchbook and to teach computer programming fundamentals within a visual context, Processing evolved into a development tool for professionals. Today, there are tens of thousands of students, artists, designers, researchers, and hobbyists who use Processing for learning, prototyping, and production.
- » Free to download and open source
- » Interactive programs with 2D, 3D or PDF output
- » OpenGL integration for accelerated 3D
- » For GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows
- » Over 100 libraries extend the core software
- » Well documented, with many books available
Processing is good at using code to create images, in a way it encourages a new kind of artist…one with the computer so to speak, now i personally dont enjoy using processing but for someone with a very mathematical/logical mind i can see why they would use this. it is very precise and all coded artwork without the use of a pen or pencil.
this type of way the designer is using a digital camera to take a picture and then warp the image with processing to create a new shape/object.
i still prefer flash to processing. i feel too restricted with processing.