Welcome to Processing 3! Dan explains the new features and changes; the links Dan mentions are on the Vimeo page.

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Processing is a flexible software sketchbook and a language for learning how to code within the context of the visual arts. Since 2001, Processing has promoted software literacy within the visual arts and visual literacy within technology. There are tens of thousands of students, artists, designers, researchers, and hobbyists who use Processing for learning and prototyping.

  • » Free to download and open source
  • » Interactive programs with 2D, 3D or PDF output
  • » OpenGL integration for accelerated 2D and 3D
  • » For GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, Windows, Android, and ARM
  • » Over 100 libraries extend the core software
  • » Well documented, with many books available

Community Day 2017

Imagine a fun block party and an exciting tech conference. Imagine a day when the best of these two events take place at once. This is the idea of Processing Community Day. You will meet like-minded people who are passionate about programming and community. We are gathering for the first time on October 21, 2017 at the MIT Media Lab. This event will not be live streamed, but photos and video of select talks and workshops will be available on the Processing Foundation website after the event!

Community Day 2017


The 2nd edition of Getting Started with Processing is here and it's updated for Processing 3. It's now in full color and there's a new chapter on working with data. The 2nd edition of the Processing Handbook is here too. Every chapter has been revised, and new chapters introduce more ways to work with data and geometry. New “synthesis” chapters offer discussion and worked examples of such topics as sketching with code, modularity, and algorithms.

Processing Books

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    Please join us as a member of the Processing Foundation. We need your help!


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    by Leslie Nooteboom

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    Particle Flow

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    by Bjørn Karmann

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    Random Access Memory
    by Ralf Baecker

    To see more of what people are doing with Processing, check out these sites:

    » CreativeApplications.Net
    » OpenProcessing
    » For Your Processing
    » Processing Subreddit
    » Vimeo
    » Studio Sketchpad

    To contribute to the development, please visit Processing on GitHub to read instructions for downloading the code, building from the source, reporting and tracking bugs, and creating libraries and tools.

    » Fathom
    » NYU ITP
    » UCLA Design Media Arts