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Dave HatchExporting Paths from Illustrator for Invigorator
by on Sep 15, 2008 at 4:27:05 pm

Hello All

I'm kind of a rookie when it comes to Invigorator but do have experience in after effects.. I'm trying to create an AI file with paths in it so I can use it in Invigorator. Could someone tell me the easiest way to do this.. I'm trying to create a 3D hockey puck that I can animate in one of my videos.

Thanks in advance



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Serge HamadRe: Exporting Paths from Illustrator for Invigorator
by on Sep 15, 2008 at 6:51:18 pm

Hi Dave,

Nothing easier then this. Just create a circle in IL with a fill.

In case you are using IL CS3 make sure you save to CS2 or earlier version and uncheck the "Use Compression" in the Option dialog window.

In Invigorator just apply the edge of your choice and alter the depth of your object in the Set-Up window.

Now to make it look good you need to apply a bump map to the edge of your puck.

I did an example for you here:
http://www.nyc-visual.com/hockey_puck.zip

Looks like this:
http://www.nyc-visual.com/hockey_puck.jpg

Salut.
Serge

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Dave HatchRe: Exporting Paths from Illustrator for Invigorator
by on Sep 16, 2008 at 1:11:57 pm

Thanks for your help Serge



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Nick BrittenRe: Exporting Paths from Illustrator for Invigorator
by on Sep 15, 2008 at 8:02:56 pm

1. I use Photoshop, using the pen tool I draw around the object that I want to use in Invigorator.
2. I use File Export paths to Illustrator to save the path.
3. I crop the picture to the same dimensions as the path and save it in Targa format (TGA)
4. In Invigorator import the Illustrator path, your puc should appear.
5. Under materials, material set up you can select the picture to overlay the shape if you want.

Hope this helps, I think that I found this advice somewhere in this forum. not sure if this can be done in Illustrator.


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