[PD] Gem - EPS parser

Tom Schouten doelie at zzz.kotnet.org
Wed Aug 25 19:50:59 CEST 2004

On Wed, 25 Aug 2004, Edward George wrote:

> On Wed, 25 Aug 2004 18:35:14 +0200 (CEST), Tom Schouten
> <doelie at zzz.kotnet.org> wrote:
> > actually, i would be surprized if there isn't any code for this floating
> > around on the internet, maybe using some intermediate format.. so many
> > crazy people out there :)
> Now, processing [http://processing.org] (a java api designed for
> easily creating visual stuff by non-programmers) has postscript and
> illustrator export libraries so you *could* connect to a processing
> java applet via a socket and send it the GEM commands too (i've never
> really played with GEM so don't know the commands) which it'd
> interpret and create its own 3d objects and could then generate the
> eps (it handling all the 3d to 2d stuff)
> Just a crazy idea

there you have it :)

another thing that might be interesting is this python pdf engine. i
forgot the name but i saw a presentation about it on a dorkbot meeting in
gent. basicly, as far as i understand, it's a wrapper around OSX's pdf
engine and it enables you to do generative page design.

there was this nice hack where they generated the python code to generate
a pdf from some syntax description. looks like a powerful framework. only
OSX though..

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