cinder (programming library)

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Original author(s) Andrew Bell
Developer(s) Andrew Bell, Hai Nguyen, The Barbarian Group
Stable release
0.9.1 / March 31, 2017; 7 months ago (2017-03-31)
Written in C++
Operating system Microsoft Windows, OS X, iOS, Linux
Type Application framework
License Simplified BSD License

Cinder is an open-source[1] 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 a 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.

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  1. ^ "Cinder". GitHub. Retrieved 2 September 2013. 

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