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Hybrids

Wednesday, April 22 2009 UTC

Been playing around with sculpting heads a bit in SketchUp and am almost to the point where I can make a head I’m satisfied with. Meanwhile, I discovered a cool feature in Google LayOut, the companion to SketchUp, namely that you can export 'hybrid’ vector+bitmap information to PDFs, allowing one to print ultra-crisp extra large output.

If you zoom into these PDFs, you can see some jagged edges to the shadows, which are easily tolerable, but the lines are infinitely crisp, as shown:

SketchUp PNG output

Zoom of PDF output from LayOut of previous scene. Note clean lines and slightly jagged shadows.

Am I the only person out there who thinks this is really cool?!? You could make really beautiful, really large, really detailed printed images this way.