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Sharing via OpenProcessing and other sites

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Once you've developed your sketch in Processing, you've created a beautiful piece of art or you've gotten a data visualization together, you want to be able to share it with other people. And while it's true that you can save images of your file and post them on a web page or send them to other people, or even print them out and stick them on the refrigerator, more often the sketches are dynamic and they're interactive and people want to be able to interact with it personally, and you want to find a way that you can share your sketches with other people. The easiest way to do this is to take a sketch that you have and paste it into one of several online environments for sharing Processing sketches.

Sharing via OpenProcessing and other sites

Once you've developed your sketch in Processing, you've created a beautiful piece of art or you've gotten a data visualization together, you want to be able to share it with other people. And while it's true that you can save images of your file and post them on a web page or send them to other people, or even print them out and stick them on the refrigerator, more often the sketches are dynamic and they're interactive and people want to be able to interact with it personally, and you want to find a way that you can share your sketches with other people. The easiest way to do this is to take a sketch that you have and paste it into one of several online environments for sharing Processing sketches.

I'm going to show you a few of these in particular. The one that I've used the most is one called openprocessing.org and what's nice about this is it allows you to create your own account, so you have your own portfolio. It allows you to create classrooms that you can use to share with a specific group of other people. It also has an online IDE. You can create the sketches here and you can save them. So, I find OpenProcessing to be tremendously useful and I've used it in some of my own classes. It is however not the only choice. There's also one called hascanvas.com, also specific to Processing and it's got some wonderful options as well.

For instance, I can run this one sketch and that follows me around. Another option is sketchpad.cc, also called the Studio Sketchpad, specifically made for collaborating with others. And again, I recommend that you take a look at these. There are other online ones, processing.org has their own online sketchpad, but it's not really a way of saving it or working with other people, and so I'd say that these are probably the top choices and I'm going to close these two sketchpad.cc and HasCanvas, and I'm just going to take a moment to show you how to work with OpenProcessing.

I am going to open up my own portfolio here. The easiest way to deal with this is to come to create new sketch and then what you can do is you come down here. Now it's got a sketch running by default. We don't need to worry about that, and come back and just grab the text of your own drawing. Now this is one I made earlier. I'm going to run it and so as the squares that are dancing around, I'm actually going to slow it down just a little bit. There we go, and now that I've got that, all I need to do to share this effectively with others is to do Select All and then copy, then head over to OpenProcessing, and then select all of this text and simply paste in mine to replace it.

And so now I've got my full text here and I can run my own sketch and there it is running. Now it's on the web and it has a direct link and I can share it with other people. I'm going to come down here and say update the thumbnail. It makes a square version of my sketch. I'll come over to Save and I'll just call it Shifting Blue Squares. I can put in Tags. I can put in a Description if I want, but all I need to do now is press Save. And now my sketch has a unique URL that I'm able to send as a link to other people.

They can download it. They can see the sketch running. They can also click right over here and access the code itself. This is a great way to make things readily available to other people when they don't have Processing themselves, but they can still work with it in an interactive manner.

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Interactive Data Visualization with Processing

72 video lessons · 12510 viewers

Barton Poulson
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  1. 3m 16s
    1. Welcome
      58s
    2. What you should know
      1m 22s
    3. Using the exercise files
      56s
  2. 11m 51s
    1. Overview of data visualization
      11m 51s
  3. 11m 53s
    1. Installing Processing
      3m 38s
    2. Overview of Processing
      4m 5s
    3. Exploring libraries
      4m 10s
  4. 1h 1m
    1. Basic setup
      7m 31s
    2. Drawing points
      4m 37s
    3. Drawing lines
      5m 6s
    4. Drawing ellipses and circles
      5m 24s
    5. Drawing arcs
      6m 54s
    6. Drawing rectangles and squares
      4m 58s
    7. Drawing quadrangles
      3m 25s
    8. Drawing triangles
      2m 55s
    9. Drawing polygons
      3m 37s
    10. Drawing simple curves
      4m 54s
    11. Drawing complex curves
      6m 46s
    12. Drawing Bézier curves
      5m 38s
  5. 54m 3s
    1. Introduction to variables
      10m 44s
    2. Understanding variable scope
      6m 53s
    3. Modifying variables
      9m 8s
    4. Creating arrays
      9m 53s
    5. Modifying arrays
      6m 37s
    6. Creating strings
      7m 3s
    7. Modifying strings
      3m 45s
  6. 1h 2m
    1. Incorporating randomness
      7m 59s
    2. Using Perlin noise
      4m 24s
    3. Shuffling with Java
      3m 30s
    4. Specifying line attributes
      8m 2s
    5. Changing placement modes
      5m 45s
    6. Understanding color attributes and functions
      4m 16s
    7. Exploring color spaces
      7m 44s
    8. Using color palettes
      7m 5s
    9. Transforming the grid
      8m 38s
    10. Exploring the attribute matrix
      5m 33s
  7. 52m 7s
    1. Building code blocks
      5m 57s
    2. Writing a while loop
      3m 52s
    3. Using for loops
      5m 35s
    4. Creating conditionals
      14m 50s
    5. Working with easing
      10m 51s
    6. Creating spirals
      11m 2s
  8. 18m 55s
    1. Mouse tracking
      3m 54s
    2. Hovering and clicking
      11m 16s
    3. Understanding keyboard interaction
      3m 45s
  9. 27m 32s
    1. Specifying fonts
      6m 43s
    2. Using images
      5m 51s
    3. Playing a video loop
      6m 20s
    4. Exporting video
      3m 47s
    5. Adding sound
      4m 51s
  10. 20m 49s
    1. Creating functions
      11m 48s
    2. Creating classes and objects
      9m 1s
  11. 31m 10s
    1. Using embedded data
      5m 26s
    2. Working with appended text data
      6m 4s
    3. Working with appended tabular data
      10m 26s
    4. Reading XML data
      9m 14s
  12. 48m 17s
    1. Generating dot plots
      11m 11s
    2. Building scatter plots
      10m 0s
    3. Making line plots
      9m 55s
    4. Creating bar charts
      9m 12s
    5. Checking out examples of maps, hierarchies, and networks
      7m 59s
  13. 20m 57s
    1. Introducing some principles of 2D design
      13m 44s
    2. Understanding color theory
      7m 13s
  14. 24m 46s
    1. Interacting with zooming, rotating, and sliding
      6m 26s
    2. Implementing slicing
      6m 47s
    3. Using rollovers
      5m 58s
    4. Introducing the GUI libraries
      5m 35s
  15. 10m 35s
    1. Sharing via OpenProcessing and other sites
      3m 19s
    2. Saving as a desktop application
      2m 42s
    3. Saving as JavaScript
      1m 47s
    4. Saving as an Android application
      2m 47s
  16. 2m 38s
    1. Where to go from here
      2m 38s

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