With the new ability to create applications and Flash plug-ins that interface directly with Adobe Creative Suite applications, we can streamline and extend the creative capabilities of the designer based on the processes and tools of the Generative artist.
Case in point: Apparel Combinatorics. The objective of this application is to interface with Adobe Illustrator CS4, automatically generate all possible color and pattern variations from a Swatches Panel and apply those variations to the different elements of the shoes, apparel and/or textile.
The final results can be saved as AI, jpg and/or pdf files – as well as automatically emailed or uploaded via ftp to a server when the process is complete. In this case, they are saved as hi-res jpgs for review and approval.