a port of the Processing Visualization Language


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.

Original Processing.org Example: MultipleConstructors

// All Examples Written by Casey Reas and Ben Fry

// unless otherwise stated.

Spot sp1, sp2;

void setup() 


  size(200, 200);




  // Run the constructor without parameters

  sp1 = new Spot();

  // Run the constructor with three parameters

  sp2 = new Spot(122, 100, 40);


void draw() {




class Spot {

  float x, y, radius;

  // First version of the Spot constructor;

  // the fields are assigned default values

  Spot() {

    x = 66;

    y = 100;

    radius = 16;


  // Second version of the Spot constructor;

  // the fields are assigned with parameters

  Spot(float xpos, float ypos, float r) {

    x = xpos;

    y = ypos;

    radius = r;


  void display() {

    ellipse(x, y, radius*2, radius*2);


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