Forum for "cd cover" type art??

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by djsound, Sep 6, 2012.

  1. djsound macrumors 6502a

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  2. twiggy0 macrumors 6502

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    I have no idea how to do that, but just wanted to say thanks for sharing. Those are gorgeous.
     
  3. lucidmedia macrumors 6502a

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    Most of that work is computational and, from a programming/systems point of view, really quite simplistic.

    You can do work like this in illustrator using tools like Scriptographer (which allows you to code inside illustrator using javascript), but if you want to get into making this type of work I would point you towards Processsing, a programming language designed for artists and designers. After a few tutorials you can make similar work and output it in a printable format. If you have some programming experience under your belt, try OpenFrameworks.

    If you want to see some more complex work of the same type, check out code artists like Marius Watz, Jared Tarbell and the and music visualizations of flight 404 (Robert Hodgin).
     
  4. djsound thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks Lucimedia I will check them out. =)

    Ya I figured it was scripting within illustrator.I know nothing about that stuff hehe

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    I am looking for just some scripts to autofill with colors and stuff....anywhere on the web with stuff like that? There must be some scripts that people have made..
     
  5. fig macrumors 6502a

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    Most of it really isn't that complicated if you break it down into their individual elements (though they are really well done).

    For the covers for Metropolis, for example, most of those are fairly simple shapes copied, scaled, and rotated incrementally at varying opacities.
     
  6. djsound thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    ....ya but I think on those that is done by scripts. Its way to many copies and stuff to paste by hand.
     
  7. fig macrumors 6502a

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    ctrl-c, ctrl-f, hit the scale tool, return, hit the rotate tool, return. Next one.

    It could be done programatically, but it's certainly possible to do manually.
     
  8. djsound thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Well ya of course it is. All the script does is run the commands instead of you. About 129810371238 times faster, so if you have to do the same commands like 300 times I'd just prefer to use a script. :)
     

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