Light painting with Processing

I have always liked light panting and light graffiti. But there are things that I don’t like about it, it takes along time, its process incentive, you can do it live. After searching around the internet I found this video

Visual Performance – Lichtfaktor vs Optix from Jens Heinen on Vimeo Live light painting!

The application does not look that difficult to build either. A frame buffer with blending between each frame and a few other special effects. I have been looking for a reason to try out Processing.org and with Super happy hacker house 10 (SHHH10) Binary beers night it gave me the perfect opportunity to build it.

After about 2 hours with never touching processing before I end up with this;

Not exactly what I was looking for but interesting. You can download the source code here.
lightest2

Its a work in progress.

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  • Luiza

    Hello Steven, my name is Luiza and I’m a Architecture student. I’m doing a project with Processing very similar to the one in this page, and I would like to ask you if you made any other progress with this code, because it looks very good. I really would like to use, if allowed, especially, since the source code you’ve provided does not work, maybe because it was made in 2010, I don’t know, I’m still new to this software. Thank you very much.

    • Rodolfo

      Hey luiza I’m also doing a similar project, I find no support for code tracking and drawing the brightest point, if you find something or find something we can share, give me your mail and are in contact greetings!