THREE’S A CHARM

Posted January 10, 2013 at 7:07 in Graphics, Illustrator, Scriptographer - 5 comments

During a late night web crawling session I found out that someone have reverse engineered (very much like I did) the Afternow Script. This was, as I’ve said before, the first attempt of a script that I ever made. It is also the one script I’ve done that have generated the most requests. Since Scriptographer is dead now I figure it couldn’t harm to link to it now, hope you don’t mind Jürg. The code is here and below are images of the three variations.

First out is the original Afternow.
20130110-065854.jpgFollowed by my own version.
Depth mapAnd lastly the one I found tonight.
Another Saville

dVIZ: DISTRIBUTE ITEMS

Posted January 1, 2013 at 1:32 in Graphics, Illustrator, Scriptographer - Say something

Distribute Objects
I’ve made yet another script to my dViz Tool Kit. Go here for the full brief…
I’ve also added a couple of pages devoted to all the scripts available in the package. Just navigate to the downloads section or click here.

SCRIPT: CROSS-HATCH RASTER

Posted March 16, 2012 at 1:56 in Graphics, Illustrator, Scriptographer - Say something

As I was fiddling around with a bunch of raster effects (covered in this post) I stumbled upon a nice look that I felt I had to cultivate. I wrote and posted the script at the Scriptographer homepage. I think it made quite the nice cross-hatch pattern by dividing the stroke width by three.

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TO: OUR MAN IN BERLIN *UPDATED*

Posted February 9, 2012 at 13:57 in Graphics, Illustrator, Scriptographer - Say something

After I made the tool for making them hyperbolic lines, Georg, was wondering if there was a way of converting existing, straight lines into hyperbolic ones. He had already started on his project and felt that re-drawing 500 lines by hand would be a rather tedious task whereby he asked me the aforementioned question.

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MY FRIENDS POINCARÉ & ESCHER

Posted January 24, 2012 at 14:57 in Graphics, Illustrator, Inspiration, Scriptographer - 2 comments

In a response to Georg from Berlin I re-wrote my Arc-ee-type script. Well, not solely for him, it’s something I’ve had my mind on for a while, but he gave me an incentive. Much of the work went into making a stable GUI but also some other features such as the option to draw the arcs either on the in- or outside of the circle.
There are three ways of creating the arcs:

  1. Manually type the from/to angle.
  2. Clicking with the Scriptographer pen tool anywhere on the artboard as the from/to angles are calculated from the origin of the circle.
  3. Or, by a combination of the two methods above.

The script snaps to anchors as well so adding anchors to the circle could be an easy way of creating a regular pattern. Although not “officially” released, the script can be found/downloaded here.

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L-SYSTEM

Posted October 28, 2011 at 15:56 in Graphics, Illustrator, Scriptographer - Say something

A year ago, almost to the day, as I was searching for ways to procedurally make random street maps (of which I wrote a post here), I got wind of L-Systems which seemed like a good venture for Scriptographer. I found Aristid Lindenmeyer‘s, book – The Algorithmic Beauty of Plants – as a high quality PDF (available for download here). But somehow this whole undertaking slipped away from me and I ended up doing something else. When I finally got to it, I rewrote the whole thing in one sitting. As a matter of fact, I had very much help from an unexpected find and seemingly unrelated blog by Graham Bradley where he thoroughly explains how he made an Enigma cipher emulator in javascript.

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ARC-EE-TYPE

Posted July 26, 2011 at 14:04 in Graphics, Illustrator, Scriptographer - Say something

It seems, for some reason, that Joy Division and Radiohead – well, Thom Yorke anyway – is the most popular bands for designers and illustrators when it comes to inspiration. I can’t say how many portraits of Yorke I’ve seen in different forums and mags, but guessing at double figures wouldn’t be far off!
The question I ask myself is; can I really justify a viable existence with graphic design as a hobby and interest if I’ve never heard more than two songs from either band? And to tell you the truth, I wasn’t that inspired, either…
Well, to be fair, Joy Division do inspire good design. For some, at least.

What Peter Saville did on Unknown Pleasures is briliant!

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THE FUTURE MR CITY PLANNER?

Posted March 8, 2011 at 14:14 in Games, Graphics, Illustrator, Scriptographer - 1 comment

Some days ago I found a paper entitled ‘Procedural modelling of cities‘ written by Parish and Müller (creators of CityEngine), and was reminded of Introversion‘s game-in-progress Subversion.Procedural generated cities produce some rather interesting patterns so I started to look around for more code and found the Suicidator City Generator, a free Python script for Blender.

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SAVILLE RASTER

Posted February 14, 2011 at 15:22 in Graphics, Illustrator, Scriptographer - 13 comments
Saville

The Saville Raster was the first script I wrote for Scriptographer, though I have to admit that I had alot of help from a friend. The idea wasn’t my own. Jürg Leni, creator of the Scriptographer plugin, had commissioned a script, called Faust, that produced this effect for an artist and the script wasn’t published [more…]