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jeremylegasse
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Posted - 09/07/2010 :  12:45:28  Show Profile
I'm looking to take high rez artwork and wrap it around a sphere. Then I need to take the warped artwork and flatten it into gores. Much like how a beach ball is stitched together. I'm looking for a simple method to take a 2:1 raito image and split it into "gores" so I can then print the gores and stitch them together. Can your software do that?

Here is an example of exactly what I'm looking to do. (this plug in doesn't work with CS5) Example is at the bottom of the page. http://www.philohome.com/rhombicuboctahedron/rhombicuboctahedron.htm

We are a tension fabric builder and are looking for a solution to apply our artwork to a 3d surface and flatten it so it may then be printed and stitched back together. However we need to maintain a decent resolution at full scale. Aprox. 72dpi

tbgriswold
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Posted - 09/09/2010 :  16:30:36  Show Profile  Visit tbgriswold's Homepage

As far as I can tell Strata does not do any of that sort of image manipulation.

I have accomplished the Gores in two ways.

1. Have a science programmer write up some code to do the trick. Probably very similar to the Perl tool mentioned in your link.
2. Use a plugin for Photoshop that will make Gores (Flaming Pear's Flexify http://www.flamingpear.com/flexify.html) It does a pretty good job. Good enough to do a beachball http://map.gsfc.nasa.gov/resources/edactivity1.html

There is a free thirty day demo of Flexify. Mac and PC

Britt
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tbgriswold
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Posted - 09/09/2010 :  16:38:14  Show Profile  Visit tbgriswold's Homepage
If you need to add image material to your 2:1 while in 3D, you might be able to do a stamp-like addition by porting a Strata Design 3D wrapped ball over to Photoshop Extended and use the 3D painting ability there, then save out the layer map to apply Flexify to. But I have not done that personally.

I think Strata has some tutorial videos of this on their site.
Britt

Edited by - tbgriswold on 09/09/2010 16:40:43
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