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One of my recent large projects has been the new visitor’s map for Dinosaur World in Plant City, Florida. Dinosaur World is a great attraction featuring over 150 hand crafted, sculpted dinosaurs. Located right off of I4 between Tampa and Orlando.

I created the map using Adobe Illustrator and captured the process in time lapse video format. It can be seen (along with more information) at Dinosaur World FL Map article and video. You can also see more of my work at www.EscapeKeyGraphics.com.

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:o :o :o

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I think I'm in love :D ...

Maps ... dinosaurs ... absolutely brilliant. I would quite happily sit through a full version of the movie - Oscar material I'd say: better than Avatar! The level of detail on the pteranodon rocks alone is stunning.

Is there any chance you could upload some insets of the details? I'd love to see a few more close shots like the stegosaurus on your webpage.

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Brilliant work! I could watch that stuff all day long. It's mesmerizing and instructional.

I would enjoy learning more details about your screen capture workflow. How big of a file did you end-up with after 48 hours? Did you capture everything and edit or selectively capture?

I would dare say both projects are remarkable.

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John,

Great stuff! Neat video watching the illustration evolve. You really put alot of detail into every little aspect. Great results. I love your rocks!

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The level of detail is incredible, very inspiring. Would you consider sharing tutorials on some of the tasks you use, such as applying textures, mesh gradients, etc. Even focusing on one topic such as the rocks would be wonderful. Textures and gradient mesh have eluded my skill sets over the years, but it is definitely something I have had on my to do list, and after seeing your videos it just jumped to my must do list.
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:o :o :o

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I think I'm in love :D ...

Maps ... dinosaurs ... absolutely brilliant. I would quite happily sit through a full version of the movie - Oscar material I'd say: better than Avatar! The level of detail on the pteranodon rocks alone is stunning.

Is there any chance you could upload some insets of the details? I'd love to see a few more close shots like the stegosaurus on your webpage.

Thanks.
I'm really appreciative that you like the pteranodon rock formation because that was a part that required some artistic drawing skill and not just draftsmanship.

There are some details on http://www.attractionmaps.net/

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Brilliant work! I could watch that stuff all day long. It's mesmerizing and instructional.

I would enjoy learning more details about your screen capture workflow. How big of a file did you end-up with after 48 hours? Did you capture everything and edit or selectively capture?

I would dare say both projects are remarkable.


Thanks

I did capture everything in real time and edit. I have experimented with methods that capture a frame every few seconds, but they appear too jerky to me. I was constantly capturing short videos then compressing them to triple speed and deleting the originals to save space, so all I can say is that I ended up with 32 files at 6 times speed totaling 172MB.

I'm sure there are better methods of doing the same thing. The way I did it was pretty labor intensive.




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