Processing.py Tutorials. A collection of step-by-step lessons introducing Processing (with Python).

Many of these tutorials were directly translated into Python from their Java counterparts by the Processing.py documentation team and are accordingly credited to their original authors. Please report any mistakes or inaccuracies in the Processing.py documentation GitHub.

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Getting Started
by Casey Reas and Ben Fry

Welcome to Processing! This tutorial covers the basics of writing Python code.

Level: Beginner

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Processing Overview
by Ben Fry and Casey Reas

A more detailed introduction to the different features of Processing.

Level: Beginner

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Coordinate System and Shapes
by Daniel Shiffman

Drawing simple shapes and using the coordinate system.

Level: Beginner

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Color
by Daniel Shiffman

An introduction to digital color.

Level: Beginner

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Interactivity
by Casey Reas and Ben Fry

Introduction to Interactivity with the Mouse and Keyboard

Level: Beginner

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Objects
by Daniel Shiffman

The basics of object-oriented programming.

Level: Beginner

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Two-Dimensional Lists
by Dan Shiffman

How to store data in a matrix using a two-dimensional list.

Level: Intermediate

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Images and Pixels
by Daniel Shiffman

How to load and display images as well as access their pixels.

Level: Intermediate

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Strings and Drawing Text
by Daniel Shiffman

Learn how to use the string class and display text onscreen.

Level: Intermediate

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2D Transformations
by J David Eisenberg

Learn how to translate, rotate and scale shapes using 2D transformations.

Level: Intermediate

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P3D
by Daniel Shiffman

Developing advanced graphics applications in Processing using P3D (OpenGL) mode.

Level: Advanced

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Anatomy of a Program
by J David Eisenberg

How do you analyze a problem and break it down into steps that the computer can do?

Level: Advanced

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Processing.py on the command line
by Allison Parrish

Break free from the Processing IDE and develop Processing.py sketches on the command line

Level: Advanced

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Python, Jython and Java
by Allison Parrish

Learn how Processing.py brings together Python, Jython and Java

Level: Advanced

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