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Dec 02, 2010, 14:03 (0 Talkback[s])
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"The graphics capabilities of modern computers are truly amazing. Whether you're viewing an animated Mandelbrot fractal, watching a DVD, designing a highly-detailed 3D image in a CAD program, or just playing a contemporary game, impressive graphics are the rule. Until recently the creation of stunning displays depended on deep familiarity with programs and coding environments that seemed to require a Master's degree in digital image processing and an arcane knowledge of video hardware. In fact, the old ways of creating complex graphics really were almost that demanding. But the old ways are always steadily morphing into the new ways, and the new ways are bringing greater capabilities to the normal user, even in specialized fields such as computer graphics and digital signal processing.

"Processing represents the new way with a vengeance. It's a programming language designed especially for beginners in the domain of computer graphics, yet it is powerful enough to attract the attentions of advanced artists and coders. Note that Processing is a graphics programming language, not a graphical language. You write lines of code in a text editor and execute that code in the Processing environment."

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