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This article was published on July 2, 2012


    Check out the awesome work built with Cinder: the free, open source C++ library for creative coding

    Check out the awesome work built with Cinder: the free, open source C++ library for creative coding
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    Harrison Weber is TNW's Features Editor in NYC. Part writer, part designer. Stay in touch: Twitter @harrisonweber, Google+ and Email. Harrison Weber is TNW's Features Editor in NYC. Part writer, part designer. Stay in touch: Twitter @harrisonweber, Google+ and Email.

    Cinder, a “peer-reviewed, free, open source C++ library for creative coding” started by the folks at The Barbarian Group, has emerged from its early beginnings as an internal resource into a powerful community of developers. As you’ll see below, Cinder is joining the likes of openFrameworks and Processing, and is worth a look for any developer itching to embrace their creative side.

    We have to note, however, that this is by no means a tool for beginners. If you’re just getting started, Processing will be a lot more helpful. No matter what though, the work below should at least get you inspired. Take a look and then let us know your thoughts in the comments:

    Mill Touch:

    Planetary:

    Urban Future Installation:

    Ice Angel:

    Cindermedusae:

    A Golden Clock:

    Cell Cycle:

    This is just a sampling of what you can do with this C++ library. For more, check out the full gallery here. You can also check out our full Design & Dev channel here.