Libraries. Extend Processing beyond graphics and images into audio, video, and communication with other devices.
The following libraries are created by the Processing Foundation. The PDF Export, Network, Serial, and DXF Export libraries are distributed with Procesing. The Video and Sound libraries need to be downloaded through the Library Manager. Select "Add Library..." from the "Import Library..." submenu within the Sketch menu.
Create PDF files. These vector graphics files can be scaled to any size and printed at high resolutions.
Send and receive data over the Internet through simple clients and servers.
Send data between Processing and external hardware through serial communication (RS-232).
Create DXF files to save geometry for loading into other programs. It works with triangle-based graphics including polygons, boxes, and spheres.
Read images from a camera, play movie files, and create movies.
Playback audio files, audio input, synthesize sound, and effects.
Contributed libraries are developed, documented, and maintained by members of the Processing
community. For feedback and support, please post to the
Forum. For development discussions post to the
Create & Announce Libraries
topic. Instructions for creating your own library are on the
Processing GitHub site.
A complete list of libraries can be found online.