Week 3 Workshop


EmergingTech Boy Class – Using class objects

1) Fundamentals in Object-Oriented Programming (OOP)

Objectoriented programming (OOP) is a programming paradigm based on the concept of “objects“, which are data structures that contain data, in the form of fields, often known as attributes; and code, in the form of procedures, often known as methods. (wikipedia)

Explanations from https://processing.org/tutorials/objects/
The following is an example of what you would put in the ‘main’ in your sketch. 🙂

// Step 1. Declare an object.
Car myCar;

void setup()  {    
  // Step 2. Initialize object.
  myCar = new Car();   

void draw()  {    
  // Step 3. Call methods on the object. 

2) Constructor in class:
constructor is a function that instantiates a particular type of Object. You invoke a constructor with the new keyword.

A class can have multiple constructors that assign the fields in different ways. Sometimes it’s beneficial to specify every aspect of an object’s data by assigning parameters to the fields, but other times it might be appropriate to define only one or a few. (procession.org)

See the image from https://processing.org/tutorials/objects/













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