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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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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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ExtendScript, PatchPanel + SwitchBoard Tutorials

To be fair… I wasn’t sure what I was going to do with a series of tutorials I created – some for Adobe – using ExtendScript, SwitchBoard, PatchPanel and Photoshop Panels (aka the CSXSLibrary.swc). A few of these you will find on Adobe’s devnet for Photoshop, but many of which are previously unreleased to the public. I […]

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Art & Code Symposium: the videos

Golan has posted a series of video lectures from the incredible Art and Code Symposium on Vimeo with an Intro by Golan, and show-n-tells on: VVVV: Sebastian Oschatz, Processing: Ben Fry & Casey Reas, ExtendScript/PatchPanel/SwitchBoard: Dr. Woohoo!, Max/MSP/Jitter: Luke DuBois, Pure Data: Hans-Christoph Steiner, and the intelligent and hilarious Hackety Hack by Why the Lucky Stiff.

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