Saturday, May 30, 2009
If you have the time to learn it, and have students who are interested in experimenting with code based art, Node Box is an exceptionally user friendly application that can produce extraordinary images.
NodeBox is a Mac OS X application that lets you create 2D visuals (static, animated or interactive) using Python programming code and export them as a PDF or a QuickTime movie. NodeBox is free and well-documented.
NodeBox allows you to create visual output with programming code. The application targets an audience of designers, with an easy set of state commands that is both intuitive and creative. It is essentially a learning environment and an automation tool.
You can also run scripts that automatically search images from the web and assemble them as stills or animations.
Download the application at http://nodebox.net/code/index.php/Home