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    Processing Alternatives

    Processing is described as 'open source programming environment and library built to handle images, animation, and interactivity. It is used by students, artists, designers, researchers, and hobbyists for learning to code, prototyping, and producing full applications' and is a popular app in the Development category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Processing for Mac, Windows, Linux and Online / Web-based. The best alternative is Processing.js, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Processing are Vvvv (Free), OpenFrameworks (Free, Open Source), Nodebox (Free, Open Source) and Cinder (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Nov 22, 2021

    1. Processing.js is an open programming language, port of the Processing Visualization Language, for people who want to program images, animation, and interactions for the web without using Flash or Java applets. Processing.

      Discontinued

      The github repository is archived and no more maintained.
      The code will still be available in read-only mode, no releases will be pulled from any of the places it was distributed through, but the last version is, and will forever be, v1.6.6.

    2. vvvv is a graphical programming environment for easy prototyping and development. It is designed to facilitate the handling of large media environments with physical interfaces, real-time motion graphics, audio and video that can interact with many users simultaneously.


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      openFrameworks is an open source C++ toolkit designed to assist the creative process by providing a simple and intuitive framework for experimentation.
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      Most users think OpenFrameworks is a great alternative to Processing.
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      NodeBox is a new software application for creating generative art using procedural graphics and a new way to approach graphic design.
      Most users think Nodebox is a great alternative to Processing.
    3. CINDER PROVIDES A POWERFUL, INTUITIVE TOOLBOX for programming graphics, audio, video, networking, image processing and computational geometry.
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      does what it does best uniquely and beautifully, and yet it is entirely different from processing
      Positive comment about 5 years ago

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    4. Vuo lets media creators make interactive animations, exhibits, performances, and professional-grade media projects by connecting up simple building blocks.
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    5. Fugio is a free, open source, visual programming system for making digital art and creative projects using a wide range of technologies, for Windows, OS X, and Linux (including Raspberry Pi).
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    6. In short, OPENRNDR is a tool to create tools. It is an open source framework for creative coding, written in Kotlin for the Java VM that simplifies writing real-time interactive software.
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    7. Context Free is a program that generates images from written instructions called a grammar. The program follows the instructions in a few seconds to create images that can contain millions of shapes.
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      Protovis composes custom views of data with simple marks such as bars and dots.
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