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Author Topic: What exactly is vectorizing?  (Read 4232 times)

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flyguy1821

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What exactly is vectorizing?
« on: August 06, 2005, 11:56:49 pm »
Never asked this question yet.  What is and how do you do vectorizing?  Maybe I am standing to close to the picture to see the answer!

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Re: What exactly is vectorizing?
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2005, 02:02:23 am »
A vectorized image is a drawing made from lines and angles described mathematically, as apposed to a drawing that is made up of dots. When you enlarge an image made of dots (such as a jpg), it gets chunky and looses resolution, similar to looking at a newspaper picture with a magnifying glass.

When you tell a vector image to increase in size it applies your wishes to the length and radius of the lines that make up the image. This produces no limit in resolution and therefore the enlarged image looks exactly the same only bigger.

That's a pretty rough explanation.....

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Re: What exactly is vectorizing?
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2005, 02:35:14 am »
What is and how do you do vectorizing?

for the "what" BrokenBones answered
for the "how" check the Frostillicuss vector tutorial
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Re: What exactly is vectorizing?
« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2005, 02:04:20 pm »
A vectorized image is a drawing made from lines and angles described mathematically, as apposed to a drawing that is made up of dots. When you enlarge an image made of dots (such as a jpg), it gets chunky and looses resolution, similar to looking at a newspaper picture with a magnifying glass.

When you tell a vector image to increase in size it applies your wishes to the length and radius of the lines that make up the image. This produces no limit in resolution and therefore the enlarged image looks exactly the same only bigger.

That's a pretty rough explanation.....


that's a very good answer.
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Re: What exactly is vectorizing?
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2005, 09:55:46 am »
IMHO, simple images that are consist of lines and solid colors are perfect for vectorizing (i.e. classic marquees and sideart such as the pac series), however for modern games and fighters it is much more logical to do a high quality scan whenever possible. Enjoy  ;)
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