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nelsonmay10
Zax New Guy Question
on Nov 17, 2007 at 4:18:09 am

I have decided to invest in Zaxwerks Pro Animator. Can you give me some quick steps on how to create a vectors in Illustrator. i am going to download the 30 trial version. I also have Photoshop CS2 and saw in another post, you can export vector paths in limited capacity. How would I go about that?

I am very new to photoshop and graphics in general, but I am a quick study. I do understand FCP studio very well if there is anything that can transpose over.



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serge
Re: Zax New Guy Question
on Nov 17, 2007 at 5:15:07 am

Hi Nelsonmay10,

[nelsonmay10] "I have decided to invest in Zaxwerks Pro Animator."

Smart move!

[nelsonmay10] "Can you give me some quick steps on how to create a vectors in Illustrator."

What do you want to create?

[nelsonmay10] "I also have Photoshop CS2 and saw in another post, you can export vector paths in limited capacity. How would I go about that?"

Create your shapes then go to File>Export>Paths To Illustrator

When you import your ai file make sure you use the "Open As Layers" feature to avoid certain limitations.

Basically to get the best results you have to use Illustrator to create your shapes and PS & or AE to create your maps.

Check out the tutorials here at the Cow, read the manual, ask specific questions in this forum and you will be in no time a happy customer;-)

Salut,
Serge

"InvigoMany" is back in stock! http://www.nyc-visual.com
Invigorator/Proanimator Training: http://library.creativecow.net/articles/hamad_serge/invig_training.php





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nelsonmay10
Re: Zax New Guy Question
on Nov 17, 2007 at 5:21:01 am

Hi Serge,

thanks for the quick reply. I was just going to export basic shapes to start with then see what I can do later. I may have an earlier version of illustrator laying around. How far back can you go with Illustrator (the version) to export vector paths.

There is a logo on this page that someone made for me a few years ago. It is between the guy and below the TV 21 banner. http://www.nelsonatnite.com/

I would like to 3D the object and maybe extrude the large "N's" and the small Nelson at Nite that is in bruch script.


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serge
Re: Zax New Guy Question
on Nov 17, 2007 at 6:00:28 am

Hey,

Easy as pie;-)

-Import your logo into IL & lock your image layer.

-Using the Pentool, trace the crown on a new layer.

-Create a third layer to trace the double "N"

-Ask the artist who created the logo to tell you what font he/she used for the "Nelson @ Night" get the font and type your title using the Invigorator/Proanimator built in text editor.

-As to the stars in the crown you could easily map them.

Here is a quick example for you to play:
http://www.nyc-visual.com/Nelson.zip

Let us know if you need more help.

Salut,
Serge

"InvigoMany" is back in stock! http://www.nyc-visual.com
Invigorator/Proanimator Training: http://library.creativecow.net/articles/hamad_serge/invig_training.php


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nelsonmay10
Re: Zax New Guy Question
on Nov 17, 2007 at 6:11:38 am

thanks again,

Funny I have Illustrator CS2 installed. Must have been with the suite I bought. When I get zax up and running, I wil let you know how I am progressing.

thanks again for the .ai file.


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serge
Re: Zax New Guy Question
on Nov 17, 2007 at 6:25:40 am

You are welcome;-)

One more thing, when you save your ai artwork using CS2 make sure that you uncheck the "Use Compression" box in the IL options dialog.

Salut,
Serge

"InvigoMany" is back in stock! http://www.nyc-visual.com
Invigorator/Proanimator Training: http://library.creativecow.net/articles/hamad_serge/invig_training.php


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nelsonmay10
Re: Zax New Guy Question
on Nov 17, 2007 at 4:34:08 pm

thanks Serge,

I look forward to leaning the program this afternoon. Be prepared I am man of many questions.


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quicksilver8907
Re: Zax New Guy Question
on Nov 17, 2007 at 5:15:22 pm

Hey guys I am also trying to learn how to animate some logos. I took the logo that you sent on this forum, but I cannot seem to figure out how to animate each object individually. Actually I cannot seem to figure out how to animate at all... By the way I am using the demo of pro invigorator. Any help would be greatly appreciated thanks
Tyler


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