View Full Version : illustrator import/export

Wallace Neon
09-19-2003, 06:45 PM
Here's a feature or plugin request for the import and export
of illustrator (ai) curves. One area that no one (around here a least) uses 3d for is complex sign design, and with a couple of the right additions this could be a whole new market for Newtek.
I have found that LW totally rocks for this as the modeller is more
than accurate enough, awesome workflow, nifty plug ins available, combined with all the glows and lighting effects will smoke anything that the competition does in a 2d program. The problem is once the design is sold and we have to produce the product, getting the original smooth curves out of the program and to the pattern cutters grinds everything to a halt. The only way that I've been able to do this is to freeze the curve to a poly, export it to FormZ, cut it apart, export the facetted .ai curve to Corel, select points, "smooth", and then we can plot the patterns. Anyone have suggestions or know of a plugin that works'

09-20-2003, 09:10 AM
LW could use some good native vector export. Either AI, Flash, or both.