NodeBox is a new software application for creating generative art using procedural graphics and a new way to approach graphic design.
- Node based -- the software uses a non-destructive workflow where every operation is represented by a visual block of code.
- Open to extend -- look and change the source of every code block.
- Python or Clojure -- Nodes can be written in popular dynamic programming languages.
For downloads, documentation and the forum, visit the website:
Building on Mac
NodeBox uses Ant and Maven to build a running version. Install these first:
brew update brew install ant maven
Then from the Terminal, run:
git clone https://github.com/nodebox/nodebox.git cd nodebox ant run # To create a full app (the build will be in dist/mac): ant dist-mac
Building on Windows
From the command prompt, run:
# Setup the correct environment variables set PATH=%PATH%;c:\java\apache-ant-1.8.2\bin set JAVA_HOME=c:\java\jdk6 git clone git://github.com/nodebox/nodebox.git # Modify build.properties to point to the correct installation paths of the JRE and NSIS. cd nodebox ant run # To create a full app (the EXE will be in dist): ant dist-win
Building on Linux
Or other distributions based on APT package system:
sudo apt-get install git-core openjdk-6-jdk ant git clone git://github.com/nodebox/nodebox.git cd nodebox ant run
Or other distributions based on YUM package system:
sudo yum install git java-1.8.0-openjdk ant git clone git://github.com/nodebox/nodebox.git cd nodebox ant run
Building on FreeBSD/PC-BSD
Just use pkg:
sudo pkg install git openjdk-7 apache-ant git clone git://github.com/nodebox/nodebox.git cd nodebox ant run