Originally Posted by catalyst
can someone teach me how to do that shit?
like the pic spiff made of himself that looks all cartoony?
is there a tutorial around?
YOu do not need to do vector drawing to creat smoething that looks "all cartoony." As Torque explained, the effect can be achieved with a raster program, such as Photoshop. However, digital drawing should be done with a vector graphics program whenevr one is serious about it. I prefer Macromedia Freehand, although the most popular package is Adobe Illustrator. Some people use Corel Draw. Macromedia Flash is a vector-based, scriptable animation program.
Vector graphics use any of various mathematical algorithms to describe a postcript drawing. A shape is described by its anchor points, which allows for smooth resizing (no pixelation), since lines are recalculated using the aforementioned mathematical algorithms. Pixel by pixel information is not stored as such. As a result, very high quality graphics can be obtained with very small file sizes.
So it is real simple. To do vector drawing, simply draw something in a vetor graphics program.
I'm not trying to be a jerk. I'm sorry.
What Torque shall serve you well if all you want is the visual effect, but do not care for the resizing, etc. Also, unless you embedded in a .swf movie, all vector graphics must be rasterized for display on the web, i.e., transformed into a .gif or .jpg.