Sidewinder is a prototype plugin for Illustrator that enables the designer to draw a path with a mouse, trackpad or Leap Motion controller. As the path is drawn in the panel, the plug-in magically spawns paths that are sideways in relation to the direction of the original path. Because the paths are generated via code any variation from the original path is possible and the designer can also customize the characteristics of the paths via a UI that includes the ability to change:
• Minimum distance between each sideways path
• How often the Leap Motion samples points for the main path
• Which Brush in Illustrator to use
Graphic Styles, Blend Modes, Colors, Stroke and Fill styles are currently being driven via code and can also be exposed to the UI if it’s desired.