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Any other methods than image Trace in illustrator?

PostPosted: 12/12/2015, 4:15 pm
by varxtis
Im wanting to do various animations of different QRDCodes. Im generating the QRCodes using https://www.unitag.io/qrcode. I want to use the "dots" style and I want each dot to be a separate Vector circle. Ive searched and tried to used image trace in illustrator, but with the resolution, the dots arn't clear enough, end up touching and I just end up with vectors in the shape of blotches. I needed at least one done immediately... so I had to manually overlay a couple hundred circles, but this was NOT efficient. Looks nice, turned out good... but if Im going to be creating various QRCodes for this project, will I seriously have to do this for each one? is there a better method?

Oh, and I did try to enlarge and adjust levels using Phootoshop, but again, just didn't work out.

Re: Any other methods than image Trace in illustrator?

PostPosted: 12/12/2015, 9:59 pm
by JPT7505
Well the paid version allows vector download. Other than that, one by one. If it's for a project than you should include it in the cost or see if there is a free trial period.

Re: Any other methods than image Trace in illustrator?

PostPosted: 12/13/2015, 2:58 pm
by varxtis
Its not a paid project. So I definitely can't afford it. Its a pretty big project that Ive taken on for myself, but it's an instructional video series that Im hoping I could use as part of a portfolio and actually start getting work for this stuff.
What Im kind of curious about is if there's maybe a script that identifies the darkest points in an image and allows you to generate a shape (generic or custom) for every spot. Kind of sounds too amazing, but might as well ask. I'd imagine it'd save designers and animators hours of work.

Re: Any other methods than image Trace in illustrator?

PostPosted: 12/13/2015, 6:20 pm
by JPT7505
I had to do something similar for someone a few years back, I would simply try a different site/app to see if one of them gives you a larger inherent image.

Re: Any other methods than image Trace in illustrator?

PostPosted: 03/15/2017, 10:55 pm
by varovalexi
looking to learn how to use illustrator more in depth than the occasional logo