Joshua Davis XMAS 2012 collaboration gets featured!

Guess who got another Processing sketch featured in the Sketchpad gallery?



If you haven’t seen the full application at, go there now and make some art.  Then share it on Twitter and Facebook.

Brought to you by Joshua DavisJon ContinoChuck AndersonSi Scott, Eric Fickes, and the entire Satellite Office family.


Right shoulder-cam at two skateparks

Ever wonder what my shoulder looks like when I skateboard?  Today is your lucky day.  I took my ReplayXD to the skateparks this weekend and came home with some great shoulder footage.  I’m trying to find a good downward angle to capture my feet and board.

Here is my shoulder at Discovery Park in Wheat Ridge.

Here is my shoulder at the new Northglenn Skatepark

My first animated gif made with Processing

Ah yeah, I made my first animated gif with Processing today.  Here’s my gif

this gif made with PROCESSING and gifAnimation lib

this gif made with PROCESSING and gifAnimation lib

I made this with Processing and the gifAnimation library in about 10 minutes.  Here is how.

  1. Download and install Processing from
  2. Fire up Processing and create a quick sketch ( this step forces you to setup your sketchbook folder )
  3. Download the gifAnimation library for processing and unzip to a temp folder
  4. Inside your sketchbook folder ( from step 2 ), create a new folder named libraries
  5. Copy the folder named gifAnimation from the temp folder in step #3 into your  libraries folder inside your main sketchbook folder
  6. Start a new sketch and import gifAnimation.*;
  7. Then get coding

( or just download the full PROCESSING sample of using gifAnimation library   )

You will find full processing samples in the gifAnimation zip file you downloaded in step #3.  Also, this page has a great example under the section title EXPORTING A GIF ANIMATION.

I haven’t dug any deeper into the gifAnimation library because it just worked.  I hope creating animated gifs from Processing will be as smooth for you as it was for me.  If not, please let me know in the comments section.  If you have any tips or tricks with the gifAnimation lib or animating gifs via Processing, I’d like to hear those as well.

Now to make animated fire.