cinder (programming library)

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Original author(s) Andrew Bell
Developer(s) Andrew Bell, Hai Nguyen, The Barbarian Group
Stable release 0.9.0 / October 2, 2015; 4 months ago (2015-10-02)
Written in C++
Operating system Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows, iOS
Available in C++
Type Application framework
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,[1] 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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