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Examples for Chapter 3
Original files for several of the examples illustrated in this chapter can be found under Exercise Files>Illustrator on the archived support site for Digital Media Tools, where you can also find additional exercises on the manipulation of vector graphics.
p. 76, Gradient MeshThis file may take some time to render on older computers. You can see the gradient mesh in Illustrator by choosing the View>Outline command.
p. 79, TransformationsThe file contains the original group of coloured squares and the transformed objects. You can apply your own transformations to the original to duplicate ours and to experiment with the transformation operations in Illustrator.
p. 84, 3-D ModelYou can download the 3-D model of Frank Lloyd Wright’s “Heller House” used in Figure 3.28 from Google Warehouse.
p. 89, ExtrusionTo see what parameters were used, select one of the 3-D objects and double-click the 3D effect in the Appearance panel. Note that these 3-D effects may be slow to render on older machines.
p. 89, LathingYou can see the effect settings as in the extrusion example above. You can also experiment with modifying them, or changing the profile of the hat. Try rendering as a wireframe to obtain the image shown in Figure 3.41 on page 93.
p. 94, Shading Algorithms