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Name

loop()

Examples
void setup() {
  size(200, 200);
  noLoop();  // draw() will not loop
}

float x = 0;

void draw() {
  background(204);
  x = x + .1;
  if (x > width) {
    x = 0;
  }
  line(x, 0, x, height); 
}

void mousePressed() {
  loop();  // Holding down the mouse activates looping
}

void mouseReleased() {
  noLoop();  // Releasing the mouse stops looping draw()
}
Description By default, Processing loops through draw() continuously, executing the code within it. However, the draw() loop may be stopped by calling noLoop(). In that case, the draw() loop can be resumed with loop().
Syntax
loop()
Returnsvoid
RelatednoLoop()
redraw()
draw()
Updated on September 22, 2016 07:39:31pm EDT

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