Re: Vector file out of Mathematica?
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- Subject: [mg85752] Re: Vector file out of Mathematica?
- From: Szabolcs Horvát <szhorvat at gmail.com>
- Date: Thu, 21 Feb 2008 17:56:18 -0500 (EST)
- Organization: University of Bergen
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Steve Gray wrote: > I need to do editing on some Graphic3D objects created in Mathematica. > If I do CopySpecial > metafile or Export["foo.emf", gr3D] (where gr3d > = Graphics3D[...]) and paste or open it in Corel Draw or Adobe > Illustrator, it looks like a very crude bitmap. I need to have it be a > vector file so resolution is preserved. How can I export a vector file > from Mathematica that is in some standard format that common vector software > can deal with? If some lighting or shading effects are lost, that > would be ok. > Illustrator understands EPS and PDF. Most vector graphics editors understand SVG. Export to one of these formats. I recommend using PDF with Mathematica 6 and EPS with Mathematica <= 5.2. Avoid windows metafiles whenever you can, especially WMF files (EMF is better). See the doc page of Export (and the links at the bottom) for more info on different formats.