easy way to draw 300 computers?

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by Aspiring Artist, Jun 23, 2003.

  1. Can anyone think of an easy way to depict 300 computers in photoshop, in
    rows? The image is basically a two point perspective, with the monitor
    faces drifting off to the left. I'm going to put all the geometrical sides
    of the computers on different layers, IOW the top of the moniters on one
    layer, the faces on another, the right sides on another so that I can do
    some simple lighting effects work with it. Anybody got a quick solution or
    am I basically drawing, warping, drawing, warping, drawing warping ??
     
    Aspiring Artist, Jun 23, 2003
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    Jeff H. Guest

    IMO The best way would be to make/find a computer model, then copy it 199
    times in the 3D "scene". Render the scene at any dimension without
    pixelation. Not only theat, but you could change the "perspective" on the
    whole scene easily and re-render. Post process image in photopaint or
    photoshop as required.

    Here is an example of making a few different sized gears then copying them
    many times. See the second last image on the page.

    http://www.unleash.com/jeffh/gears/index.asp

    If you have Coreldraw, you can extrude shapes, each shape can have a shared
    vanishing point ,or use the page center as the vanishing point, along with
    many other extrusion options. (not sure if you can extrude in illustrator).
    The second image from the top right was done this way, not in a 3D program.

    JD
     
    Jeff H., Jun 23, 2003
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    Littleboy Guest

    My suggestion would be to use Illustrator and search for the Webdings or
    Windings icon that resembles a computer screen.. or even a full computer
    perhaps. Then modify it and / or draw a top and side on it. Duplicate this
    199 times. You could record an action and press the play button as much as
    you want.

    Hint!!!
    Give the top, front and sides a different fill color to start with, ie.
    before you start duplicating. This way afterwards, when you have the 200
    computers, you can select one object and use, "select / same / fill color".
    (then you can also cut and paste the object with a similar fill color to
    their own layer)

    Another way is to create one computer and define it as a pattern. Then, draw
    a rectangle and fill it up with this pattern. Try to do the math first.
    Create for instance a pattern sample of 10 by 10 px or inch or cm or
    whatever and use this information to define your rectangle. Making the
    rectangle 20 x 10 would result in 200 computers ;) And it's very easy to lay
    out the computers in the desired way (like 2 x 100, 4 x 50 etc.)

    Good luck

    Littleboy :)
     
    Littleboy, Jun 23, 2003
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    Littleboy Guest

    OK ;)

    You can use Photoshop for the same matter ;) Except for the select / same /
    fill color. It's a bit more messy.

    Littleboy
     
    Littleboy, Jun 23, 2003
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    Donna Guest

    Mura plugin sites are down, unavailable, not in existence etc. Too bad,
    I would have liked to see the perspective and copies plug-in.
     
    Donna, Jun 23, 2003
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    RTM Guest

    Make one computer, define it as a pattern, fill a blank layer with it and
    play
    with the perspective and distort filters.
     
    RTM, Jun 23, 2003
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    Ben Cooper Guest

    The english site is a Geocities site, so it has bandwidth limitations.
    It's here-
    http://www.geocities.com/murakuma/
     
    Ben Cooper, Jun 24, 2003
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    Paul Shotan Guest

    Paul Shotan, Jun 24, 2003
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