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OpenGL in Processing 2.0 alpha 5   14 comments

The march towards the 2.0 version of Processing reached an important milestone with the alpha 5 release, available for download since last Friday. The detailed list of changes is here, while the wiki offers a more in-depth discussion of the new features and ongoing changes. A major update in alpha 5 is the inclusion of the new OpenGL renderer for the desktop and Android modes, called P3D, which has been rewritten from the ground up in order to offer improved performance. I will describe some important elements of P3D in this post.
Update: With the release of Processing 2.0 final, some of the contents in this post are outdated, please check the new reference, and tutorials – specially those about P3D, PShape and shaders – for a detailed description of the finalized API.

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Posted March 26, 2012 by ac in Programming

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Moving towards Processing 2.0   5 comments

A few weeks ago, the Processing project started the transition to the 2.0 branch with the release of the first alpha package. Today, the second alpha is out (2.0a2), and available from the downloads section in the Google code page of the project, for the Linux, Mac and Windows platforms. The most important changes for this alpha release consist in several improvements in the new video library, and better support for 64 bits within the Processing environment and in exported applications. Follow this link for more detailed release notes, and keep reading below for some additional information about the video library included in Processing 2.0.

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Posted November 1, 2011 by ac in Programming, Software

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