Where can I find a human figure?

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by NStocks, Nov 8, 2009.

  1. NStocks macrumors 65816

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    I'm looking for a blank ( no features) male human figure to insert next to a few design ideas to represent the scale.

    If you've used sketchup, something like the default figure shown there, only no colour/features.

    Thank You !
     
  2. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    In the past, I've taken image library figures upon white backgrounds, and turned them into grey or black silhouettes. Too much detail within the figure can be a distraction. Even tracing or working on an image you find in Google images would do the trick.
     
  3. needlnerdz macrumors regular

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    This might be too featureless, but I'm a huge fan of the symbol set from AIGA

    http://www.aiga.org/content.cfm/symbol-signs

    Scroll down to the toilet - mens icon for that oh so familiar standing male/female to use. However this could risk bringing a certain set of associations to the project.. :D
     
  4. arkitect macrumors 601

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    Google image search… then select Line Drawing under Type.
    Get it into Photoshop or Illustrator and customise.

    Simple and effective.

    And the practice will do you good. ;)
     
  5. studio¹³¹ macrumors 6502

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    istockphoto -- tons of vector files to choose from for only 10.00...
     
  6. NStocks thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Ahh yes, I forgot about the stock sites.

    Is their a specific name for what I'm after, as there are thousands to choose from...


    Thank You
     
  7. studio¹³¹ macrumors 6502

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    do an advanced search and specify vector graphics -- name the pose or position of figure, occupation, action, etc. you want and youll find some excellent results...
     
  8. NStocks thread starter macrumors 65816

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    That's better :)

    You can only buy if your in the US though ?

    EDIT: Fotolia has the same vectors, I'll but from there asI have credits.
     
  9. studio¹³¹ macrumors 6502

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    im pretty sure you can buy from wherever -- its a digital download. also, similar stock sites usually have the same files for download...
     
  10. LERsince1991 macrumors 65816

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    Nathan, just use the sketchup 3D warehouse, you can get 3d or 2d figures black or detailed and all to scale. open up the components window then click the little arrow next to the house icon then people then find your guy! :p
     
  11. arkitect macrumors 601

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  12. NStocks thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Good idea ! I wasn't too keen on the one in Sketchup ( default ). I suppose I could just google human figure and paint it black :p

    I saw a few of these earlier actually... better than paying for them

    Thanks all :)
     

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