cinder (programming library)
|Original author(s)||Andrew Bell[disambiguation needed]|
|Developer(s)||Andrew Bell[disambiguation needed], Hai Nguyen, The Barbarian Group|
|Stable release||0.8.6 / August 7, 2014|
|Operating system||Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows, iOS|
|License||Simplified BSD License|
Cinder is a programming library, designed to give the C++ language advanced visualization abilities. It was released as a public tool in spring 2010 and can be viewed in many ways as an open-source, C++-based alternative to tools like the Java-based Processing library, Microsoft Silverlight or Adobe Flash. It is also comparable to the C++ based openFrameworks; the main difference is that Cinder uses more system-specific libraries for better performance while openFrameworks affords better control over its underlying libraries.
Unlike Flash and Silverlight, Cinder is generally used in a non-browser environment. This, combined with the speed provided by C++, makes the library more appropriate for heavily abstracted projects, including art installations, commercial campaigns and other advanced animation work.
- "Cinder". GitHub. Retrieved 2 September 2013.
Project site: http://libcinder.org
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