Nodebox vs Processing in Python

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jimmy.cg

31 Aug, 2016 06:17 AM

I've been using NodeBox 2 and 3 in the past on Windows. Only recently I actually have chance to look into NodeBox1 on MacBookPro. I wish I should have known earlier.

Luckily in the past few years, I actually learn Python a bit, and getting a bit more familiar with the language. I am also a big fan of "node workflow", having previously dealing with 3D works in Maya, Houdini, and Blender (Animation Nodes, Sverchok).

I am now exploring Nodebox for more inspirations and some more practice in programming and noding.

Last time I check on Processing, they also now have their Python mode for Processing. I was quite surprised. Processing was probably should have been using Python, not Java! Anyhow, it's how it is.

Anyways, I am glad that Nodebox 1 and all other variations of Nodebox are still alive. I am really interested in learning all the available gems. Without making too much comparison, I will dig in the NodeBox 1.

I am wondering really, whether or not NodeBox can help with Python in Processing. I am full of questions right at this moment. I am also curious whether Python in NodeBox is a full on Python that can load module etc?

Apologize if this has been asked before.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Frederik De Ble... on 05 Sep, 2016 02:08 PM

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    NodeBox 1 Python uses the system Python on Mac, so you can use all installed libraries.

    NodeBox 3 uses Jython, which is an implementation of Python for Java. It can't access system libraries. It can work with other Python packages, as long as they're pure Python and don't depend on compiled C code.

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