Getting Started with Processing you own this product

basic Java syntax • creating functions and objects • general math concepts
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drawing on the Processing canvas • moving pixels to animate objects • keyboard and mouse inputs • math and animation techniques
Jon Borgman
1 week · 2-4 hours per week · BEGINNER
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Processing is a creative and exciting Java program that lets you flex your creative skills with code. In this liveProject, you’ll use Processing and its graphic creation capabilities to explore and expand your drawing, animating, and interactive art skills. You’ll create drawings, animate them, and make them interactive. The skills you develop will expand your coding creativity, and give you a solid foundation for advancing with graphic design.

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Jon Borgman
Jon Borgman is a Consulting Software Engineer at LexisNexis. He spends most of his days studying technology and designing enterprise software. He has spent 20+ years in the industry as an architect and team lead of agile software efforts.


This liveProject is for programmers who know the basics of Java and are interested in exploring creative coding. To begin this liveProject, you will need to be familiar with:

  • Basic Java syntax
  • Creating functions and objects
  • General math concepts
  • Learning to draw lines and shapes with grid coordinates

you will learn

In this liveProject, you’ll learn to develop interesting and interactive graphics with Processing.

  • Drawing on the Processing canvas
  • Moving pixels to animate objects
  • Keyboard and mouse inputs
  • Math and animation techniques


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