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mahjqa
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: The Demented Side of the Fence
Insane since: Aug 2000

IP logged posted posted 08-02-2009 22:31 Edit Quote

(since I couldn't quite find a separate illustrator forum I thought it best to put it here)

I made this:



It's got about 40 nodes.

Then why the hell is the resulting .ai file nearly half a megabyte? And why does it get even bigger when I turn off PDF compatibility?

The mind boggles.

reisio
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Florida
Insane since: Mar 2005

IP logged posted posted 08-02-2009 23:08 Edit Quote

Because AI is a proprietary binary format meant to maximize on on Illustrator capabilities?

Use SVG.

reisio
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Florida
Insane since: Mar 2005

IP logged posted posted 08-02-2009 23:50 Edit Quote

http://reisio.com/temp/arxa.svg ~1kB

(Edited by reisio on 08-02-2009 23:50)

Petskull
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: 127 Halcyon Road, Marenia, Atlantis
Insane since: Aug 2000

IP logged posted posted 08-03-2009 03:01 Edit Quote

That's pretty! Sad how the fundamentals of "pleasing to the eye' are still black magic to me after all these years.

Now that I've seen the design, I could probably make super fast. Before having seen it, I could work on it for 6 months and not even get close to anything so simple and attractive. I feel like clapping, as if I'd just witnessed a magic trick.

*raises class* Here's to your awesome talent, mahjqa..

mahjqa
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: The Demented Side of the Fence
Insane since: Aug 2000

IP logged posted posted 08-03-2009 21:43 Edit Quote

Thanks, both of you.

WebShaman
Lunatic (VI) Mad Scientist

From: The Happy Hunting Grounds...
Insane since: Mar 2001

IP logged posted posted 08-04-2009 14:24 Edit Quote

I love the "mean face" in there...

Almost looks like a transformer!

Now THAT would be a groovey thing to animate it into...

WebShaman | The keenest sorrow (and greatest truth) is to recognize ourselves as the sole cause of all our adversities.
- Sophocles

mahjqa
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: The Demented Side of the Fence
Insane since: Aug 2000

IP logged posted posted 11-06-2009 22:21 Edit Quote

To whomever is wondering what happened to the logo:


youtube link
flickr link

(Edited by mahjqa on 11-06-2009 22:22)

NoJive
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: The Land of one Headlight on.
Insane since: May 2001

IP logged posted posted 11-07-2009 01:03 Edit Quote

That' just tooo cool! Luv it. The Sunken Temple is great too. Hell they're all just big fun. Don't ever stop.m=)

___________________________________________________________________________
“Privatize the Profits - Socialize the Losses.” Randi Rhodes

reisio
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Florida
Insane since: Mar 2005

IP logged posted posted 11-07-2009 20:52 Edit Quote

Sweet. Makes me want to go out and buy some lego technic.



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