View Full Version : Vector Illustration Work USPTO with Lightwave.

11-02-2012, 04:39 PM
This is some illustration work I amd doing for the for the USPTO.
All models are done by me in Lightwave, and the assets are convected into vector in Illustrator.

The idea is to do a cutout style animation using toonboom in the near future. ( and we pan to make 3D models of the illustraors assets, for 3d Printing).


11-02-2012, 06:17 PM
Very cool!

11-06-2012, 12:09 PM
Great looking illustrations.
Can you give an overview of the work flow?

11-07-2012, 12:40 PM
The technique is fairly straight forward.
I model all non-character assets in Lightwave.
Render in Cell shade mode a PNG image of at least 3k.
Then I take that high resolution bitmap render to Illustrator and convert it into vector using the illustrator tools.

I rework the outlines to make them more smooth and then I use the wonderful gradients in Illustrator to give a more stylized look.
Then I composite the characters in Illustrator.
I have done some experiments using this technique with Toonboom for animation.
I promise to post more on those experiments soon.

11-07-2012, 01:46 PM
Thanks for the description. I will have to give it a try.

edit: double post eliminated