An open-source creative-coding framework for Rust.

Nannou is a library that aims to make it easy for artists to express themselves with simple, fast, reliable code. Whether working on a 12-month laser installation or a 5 minute sketch, this framework aims to give artists easy access to the tools they need.

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Our Motivations

Nannou is founded on three foundational motivations:

A fast, modern language

When experimenting with the cutting edge in audiovisual processing high performance becomes a necessity. When performing live or creating long-running installations reliability becomes equally important. Rust ticks these boxes and more.

Read more about Why we chose Rust

Batteries Included

One of the beauties of being a creative coder is that we have the potential to create works in a wide range of domains. Nannou aims to give equal priority to a full suite of creative I/O including graphics, multi-windowing, audio, lasers, lighting and more.

See a more detailed list of both planned and existing features and protocols here.

Open Source & Liberally Licensed

Access to these technologies is often expensive and locked behind proprietary systems. We believe in democratising this space by open sourcing Nannou for everyone to use.