osc in processing

February 26, 2009

if you need to use osc in processing, there is an opensource API that will help you a lot: oscP5. originally created by andreas schledel (who, by the way, has done some successfull tests with processing and wiimotes), oscP5 is very easy to handle with. after downloading and installing it (instructions here), everything you need is to do something like this:

import oscP5.*;

OscP5 oscP5; //for osc communication

void setup()
oscP5 = new OscP5(this,12345); //initializing the oscP5 objetc

void draw()
//draw anything you want

/* incoming osc message are forwarded to the oscEvent method. so everytime a message arrives, this method is called*/
void oscEvent(OscMessage theOscMessage) {
theOscMessage.print(); //do whatever you want with the message

the complete API specification can be found here.

further informations
[1] about processing
[2] about osc
[3] about oscP5


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