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Dynamic Abstraction: Driving Illustrator from a Custom App

Inspired by Joshua Davis’ Dynamic Abstraction code for Flash and the challenge of exporting a vector-based graphic at run-time from a SWF, I decided to connect-the-dots between my custom (AIR) application and Adobe Illustrator in this proof-of-concept. It’s ugly as sin, but it’s also beautiful. Upon launching my app – MultipleCanvas – it secretly asks […]

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Maya-2-AIR-2-Illustrator: Surfaces + Dynamics

I love Maya, but even with my 8-core monster of a Mac, rendering high-res 3′ x 6′ prints brings my box to its knees. As an alternative I wrote some MEL code that outputs the position coordinates from a variety of points (center of a sphere, the vertices’s on a mesh). I then take the […]

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Dr. Woohoo –> HYPE –> AIR –> Illustrator

Here’s a new HYPE video sneak peek from Dr. Woohoo. When a great team of people start rallying behind a great concept… you get “make magic” buttons. Then when you start talking about “multi-user” art creation and the ability for each participant to render the current state of the work in real time in illustrator… […]

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Kuler > Illustrator > openFrameworks

This tutorial + associated code focuses on finding and getting beautiful color palettes into your openFrameworks application. the following 411 covers how to export color palettes from adobe illustrator (AI) – found using the kuler extension – and save them in an xml format that is compatible with openFramework’s (OF) ofxXmlSettings addon. to take it […]

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