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papa0
09-16-2003, 10:59 PM
hey, i am trying to get this image into a .eps so i can use it with lightwaves EPSF loader, but i can't get it working. I have attached the image, do you think you can try to get it working, if so can you attach the eps and tell me how you did it?

http://home.twmi.rr.com/lucifer/punisher.jpg

thanks in advance

jb_gfx
09-17-2003, 01:32 AM
Err you can't just put a bitmap picture in an eps file and have LW to import it correctly. What you need is a vector version of your image.

You can load this into Adobe Illustrator than convert it to vector path using the autotrace tool then export as EPS (v8.0 max) and finally import it into LW.

There is other apps/plugins to convert bitmap into vector files like:

- Adobe Streamline
http://www.adobe.com/products/streamline/main.html

- AlgoLab Raster To Vector Conversion Toolkit
http://www.algolab.com

- Silhouette (plugin for illustrator, the best solution imho)
http://www.silhouetteonline.com/

jb_gfx
09-17-2003, 01:46 AM
I converted the pic to vector using Illustrator's Auto-Trace Tool and also imported it in LW in 3 different res.

You can get the eps and lwo files here (http://perso.wanadoo.fr/jb.predery/temp/skull.zip)

Please tell me when you have it so I can delete the file.

Hope that helped..

papa0
09-17-2003, 09:40 AM
thanks for the help, ill try those programs, o ya, i got the file so you can now get rid of it

papa0
09-17-2003, 02:48 PM
i got it working in macromedia freehand 10, thanks alot guys