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Blend Extrude Structures

Posted by ddrees on August 8, 2008

Well I got to some forms I like for the fish backgrounds but I could keep fooling around with it for months so this will be my interim stage.

After playing around with extruded line and shape blends….

  • Color changes on blend ends are necessary to show articulation
  • Processing is slow and boring. Use small samples to work out concepts
  • Crossovers make great intersections when extruded
  • More original blend set lines and fewer in between steps are better because you can edit the lines but not the steps
  • I like 2 or 3 blend steps between 4 or 5 lines
  • When you get a form you like it is easiest to export it to Photoshop and edit it there
  • Expanding breaks the thing into too many parts to take advantage of Illustrator
    steps in line blend extrude

    steps in line blend extrude

    shape blend and extrude examples

    shape blend and extrude examples

    I shall be using the wavy intersecting lines rather than the shapes for the fish. I need to fool around with the extrude depth and shading. I can do quite a few adjustments after the forms are exported to Photoshop.

    Illustrator forms with photoshop marbling layer - example

    Illustrator forms with photoshop marbling layer - example

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