vectors/illustrator and jitter

Oct 26, 2006 at 7:01pm

vectors/illustrator and jitter

Hi All,

I’m currentky working on a patch in which I have 6 large matrixes (10240×3072 pixels)switcheing one after the other (it would be nice to be able to fade from one to the next) where I fly (source dimension of a matrix) over them and only have a 2560×768 end image.
Since I load six diffrent matrixes to fly over this becomes very hard on my computer.

Is there a better way to load vector images out of illustrator,I hav maybe using GL that makes this process faster and thus smoother. so that the framerate doesn’t drop under 15 fps?
Best Regards,

pieter

#28377
Oct 26, 2006 at 7:58pm

I have never used ullustrator, but is there a way to convert the
vector images into a format where you can get at the vertices? If so,
you can draw them with GL geometry.

wes

On 10/26/06, pieter coussement wrote:
>
> Hi All,
>
> I’m currentky working on a patch in which I have 6 large matrixes (10240×3072 pixels)switcheing one after the other (it would be nice to be able to fade from one to the next) where I fly (source dimension of a matrix) over them and only have a 2560×768 end image.
> Since I load six diffrent matrixes to fly over this becomes very hard on my computer.
>
> Is there a better way to load vector images out of illustrator,I hav maybe using GL that makes this process faster and thus smoother. so that the framerate doesn’t drop under 15 fps?
> Best Regards,
>
> pieter
>

#87019
Oct 26, 2006 at 9:20pm

I wanted to do this so I saved my illustrator files as SVG’s and
wrote a java program to parse them out and turn the shapes into 3D
drawing commands. I only did it for rectangles but you could easily
write something to parse out other shapes.

Do a google search for Batik if you’re feeling up to the java coding.

best
evan

On Oct 26, 2006, at 8:58 PM, Wesley Smith wrote:

> I have never used ullustrator, but is there a way to convert the
> vector images into a format where you can get at the vertices? If so,
> you can draw them with GL geometry.
>
> wes
>
> On 10/26/06, pieter coussement wrote:
>>
>> Hi All,
>>
>> I’m currentky working on a patch in which I have 6 large matrixes
>> (10240×3072 pixels)switcheing one after the other (it would be
>> nice to be able to fade from one to the next) where I fly (source
>> dimension of a matrix) over them and only have a 2560×768 end image.
>> Since I load six diffrent matrixes to fly over this becomes very
>> hard on my computer.
>>
>> Is there a better way to load vector images out of illustrator,I
>> hav maybe using GL that makes this process faster and thus
>> smoother. so that the framerate doesn’t drop under 15 fps?
>> Best Regards,
>>
>> pieter
>>

#87020
Oct 27, 2006 at 2:13am

you can import AI files in some 3D softwares such as Lightwave, Blender , Amapi (dont know about Maya) and then export your file as an .obj

#87021

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