Monday, June 13, 2011

Connect the Dots II

Hiroyuki posted an update to the connect the dots script, which sets a maximum difference between connectors. 

This allows for some REALLY COOL stuff.

I found a copy of a voronoi stipple program similar to the one mentioned, which makes VECTOR pointallized svgs using the command line. (these CAN absolutely be loaded by Illustrator) 

The advanced options didn't seem to work for me on initial try, but after opening a 'cmd' window and navigating to the containing folder, the following ran fine, although it took about 3 minutes to finish.

voronoi.exe test.png out.svg

I also ran across a really neat way to take things a step further using a Traveling Salesman Solver python script for Inkscape at the EvilMadScience site. I didn't try this one because I don't have inkscape installed, but after seeing that you can write scripts for it in python, I might just take it for a whirl...

Anyway, cool art abounds. I am in awe. 

Thursday, June 02, 2011

Distribute Stacked Objects to a grid (sort of...)

Hey All,

New script goodness!!!

Distribute Stacked Objects is a script I cooked up to take any number of selected objects, and spread them out a bit.  The script doesn't create an exact grid, but it does prevent objects from overlapping, which is handy if you've just imported 50 .eps icons. Take it for a spin and see if it improves your quality of life. I've tested it on CS5 for Windows.  Good luck, and happy illustrating.

right click here to acquire.