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Linear Algebra

Linear Algebra
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lyonscc


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Re: Linear Algebra


This one took awhile (my linear equation was actually a test piece for this one, but it made me laugh, so I finished it).

I hope you like this, for the pun and the design. As an Engineer, I was one of the few in my HS class that liked Linear Algebra...

photogrartist


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How did you make this? It's so...perfect! It looks like stroked paths, but then you have varying widths...if you feel like telling me how you achieved this awesomeness, let me know. Thanks!

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lyonscc


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photogrartist wrote:How did you make this? It's so...perfect! It looks like stroked paths, but then you have varying widths...if you feel like telling me how you achieved this awesomeness, let me know. Thanks!


I almost exclusively use Illustrator for my designs. In this case, I laid out the design with vector lines (set at a few different widths, 4.5 points and higher, so all would be at least 1/16"), using a few different layers to organize them.

Next, I expanded all of the lines, along with using divide, unite and subtract front/back, to eliminate the overlaps, and then slowly went through close-up to join everything together and smoothly adjust some of the widths (and solve a few connectivity issues).

In summary, it was an in-depth exercise in the use of Illustrator's "expand", "pathfinder" and "add/subtract point" functions.

photogrartist


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lyonscc wrote:I almost exclusively use Illustrator for my designs. In this case, I laid out the design with vector lines (set at a few different widths, 4.5 points and higher, so all would be at least 1/16"), using a few different layers to organize them.

Next, I expanded all of the lines, along with using divide, unite and subtract front/back, to eliminate the overlaps, and then slowly went through close-up to join everything together and smoothly adjust some of the widths (and solve a few connectivity issues).

In summary, it was an in-depth exercise in the use of Illustrator's "expand", "pathfinder" and "add/subtract point" functions.


Wow. You must have a very organized brain to be able to create something like this. If you ever do a video demo/tutorial on this concept, let me know. Good luck in the derby!

Don't go swimming.
My mind is a strange place.

roysterer


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Re: Linear Algebra


I really don't want a shirt that says algebra on it...but it's just so awesome...

lyonscc


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roysterer wrote:I really don't want a shirt that says algebra on it...but it's just so awesome...


I had some other ideas for words, but this way it's a pun (linear algebra). See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linear_algebra

superdooodle


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lyonscc wrote:I almost exclusively use Illustrator for my designs. In this case, I laid out the design with vector lines (set at a few different widths, 4.5 points and higher, so all would be at least 1/16"), using a few different layers to organize them.

Next, I expanded all of the lines, along with using divide, unite and subtract front/back, to eliminate the overlaps, and then slowly went through close-up to join everything together and smoothly adjust some of the widths (and solve a few connectivity issues).

In summary, it was an in-depth exercise in the use of Illustrator's "expand", "pathfinder" and "add/subtract point" functions.


How long did all that take you?

lyonscc


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superdooodle wrote:How long did all that take you?


It took me a few hours.

I deal with insomnia on a semi-frequent basis, particularly during allergy season, so while I am awake it's more fun to work on design ideas (and more productive) than to try and become a Level 99 Night Elf Ranger in WoW...

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