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Subject: RE: [flasher] RE: how was this 3d map made?
From: Jamin Shoulet
Date: Wed, 31 Jan 2001 21:56:42 -0000

Helen

I think you should stick with 2d...creating it in vector has its drawbacks
of taking a longer time to create, but if this is for the web, your file
size will be much smaller than creating a 3d images, exporting it as a GIF
or JPEG and then re-importing it into flash. If you did that, zooming in
will make the image look pixelated (its the ole question of vector vs.
images). Maybe you could do a quick rough image in 3d just for placement
and use it as a template, trace over the image with vector. Or if you feel
like going back to the ole traditional roots of art and create 2 vanishing
points and use those to guide your perspective.

I hope this helps....I'm really tired and I cant think straight....but for
some reason I got a lot of sleep.

--Jamin
http://www.lostnewyorker.com




-----Original Message-----
From: Helen Triolo [designerati-technica [dot] com (mailto:designerati-technica [dot] com)]
Sent: Wednesday, January 31, 2001 12:45 PM
To: flasher from chinwag
Subject: [flasher] RE: how was this 3d map made?


Hi Jamin. It probably won't be anything, actually. I have a map that I
did in Illustrator that I planned to use -- a regular ol 2d street map
that'll do the job. But I thought it would be so much more fun, since
I'm doing it in Flash, to do it with a 3d map like that one if there
were any way I could. It sounds from other people's posts though, that
it would take an eternity to do (2d streets took me long enough, I can
just imagine trying to do 3d with buildings and cars and little
people...) But it was worth asking about just to see. If I did do a 3d
map, I had only envisioned doing it from a single perspective and then
being able to scroll over and/or zoom to various parts of it, as I'm
currently doing with the 2d version.

Regards,
Helen
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i-Technica http://i-technica.com 301.424.6037
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Jamin Shoulet wrote:
>
> will this be for something that you can fly around and manipulate or will
it
> be a static image that you can zoom in and out?
>
> --Jamin
> http://www.lostnewyorker.com
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Helen Triolo [designerati-technica [dot] com (mailto:designerati-technica [dot] com)]
> Sent: Wednesday, January 31, 2001 11:19 AM
> To: flasher from chinwag
> Subject: [flasher] how was this 3d map made?
>
> Hi all. I got a very cool-looking (except for all the ugly ads) map in
> the mail the other day and wondered if anyone can clue me on how it
> might have been made. I scanned in a piece and stuck it up at
> http://i-technica.com/streetmap.html . Aerial photos plus 3d software,
> I'd guess, but what 3d software? It looks like a lifetime of work to me
> (!) but it would be so great to do something like this for a map project
> I'm currently working on...
>


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