Processing Month, Day 20 - Optimize your Workflow with Processing Tools
Today we’re going to take a break from coding and discuss Processing Tools. You can find these tools under the Tools menu. You probably know about the Create Font tool and the Color Selector tool, both included with Processing. You can find all available tools on the Processing website.
Just like Processing Libraries, it’s also possible to create your own and install them in the tools folder, next to your libraries folder. But there aren’t many available yet. I discovered a really handy one this week through Cedric Kiefer: InitSketch. Another tool I’m using is “Export as Processing.js”.
This is probably the most useful tool made for Processing. Inside the folder, there is a file named “template.txt”. You can add some boilerplate code inside that file. The tool will add that code to your editor when you use it. You’ll never need to type things like
void setup() again.
Export as Processing.js