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Scriptographer [Mac, Windows]

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Scriptographer is a scripting plugin for Adobe Illustrator. It gives the user the possibility to extend Illustrator’s functionality by the use of the JavaScript language.

Whether you want to experiment with halftone patterns or generate your own scripted tools, Scriptographer allows the creation of mouse controlled drawing-tools, effects that modify existing graphics and scripts that create new ones.

In addition, Scriptographer is also a webpage on which users can exchange scripts and ideas. You can download a number of different scripts, some very simple and some slightly more complex.

You begin by simply downloading the Illustrator plugin and first thing you will notice are two tools added to your tools palette. You now also have a new palette available at your disposal called Scriptographer -> Main. Here you can see all the scripts available. Some utilize the two newly added tools and some are more generative which you apply to existing paths, objects or raster images. You select the script by slicking on the name and the tool you want to apply it to // or **. Each script has it’s own ways of use so you will need to read up on instructions before trying to use it. Very rarely will they work as expected so learning the tool is a must, no guesswork here.

See below some examples of what can be created and in addition we have also created a short movie showing few tools in action.

Platform: Mac/Windows
Version: 2.0.025
Cost: Free/Open Source
Developer: Scriptographer
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Posted on: 23/02/2009

Posted in: Mac, Windows

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    • Pingback: Scriptographer Plugin for Adobe Illustrator « bldgsim

    • http://www.mckibillo.com mckibillo

      I was really interested in trying this out until I read this in the installation info : “Mac users please note that at the moment, Scriptographer only runs on native PowerPC Macs, not the new Intel ones, as Rosetta cannot run Java inside emulated applications.”

      Well that kinda sucks…. sad face.

    • http://www.mckibillo.com mckibillo

      Oh, I take it back… tee eh

      “Macintosh users please note that only the CS4 and CS3 versions works for Intel machines, as Rosetta cannot run Java inside emulated applications.”

      Happy face.. I'm running CS4