Chameleon Skin Javascript

Tue, 17 Apr 2012

Chameleon skin is spotty. Lots of spots, lots of colours. I'm no Seurat so the idea of hand drawing hundreds of different coloured spots didn't appeal. I've already started experimenting with a script to do the job for me within Illustrator, more of which here. I've made a couple of modifications to the script to change the colours of the spots as well as changing their lightness and applied the result to this eye piece. Looking good so far!

Don't panic! I'll release the code again when I'm happy with the completed script.  

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  • tamaramonteau April 19, 2012 at 9:34 am

    The script sounds sweet, but

    The script sounds sweet, but what program is it for? I know GIMP uses scripts, but I'm suspecting you have one of those pricey programs like Adobe.

    As you guessed, I use Adobe Illustrator. The open source equivalent is InkScape. Not promising anything but I've downloaded the inkscape scripting docs – RI

    • tamaramonteau April 20, 2012 at 1:26 pm

      I have Inkscape thanks to

      I have Inkscape thanks to another member. I have no idea what to do with it, but it helps me modify patterns. I'm currently working on a political commentary in paper. It will involve a modified gear box and the gear cube pattern I found somewhere. I've downsized the pattern to for the cube to 60%. The challenge is getting the gear box to line up properly. My first attempt failed, but it gave me some good ideas.

      I digress. Is there a tutorial for Inkscape?

      • Smelter April 20, 2012 at 3:51 pm



        Well Google actually :-

        I'm a Xara fan myself, but then along with SolidWorks I do get to bring them home from work to play.

        Freebies are nice, but it is good when someone else pays for the big graphics & CAD packages.

        Thanks Smelter! – RI

        • tamaramonteau April 20, 2012 at 10:45 pm

          Thank you very much. I’ll

          Thank you very much. I'll look into it.

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