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BezierPlugin - Generate points based on graphic

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How can I generate complex bezier curve points that follow a graphical path?  I have tested the BezierPlugin demo SWF and it will work great for my project but I'm stuck calculating the points that match the image provided by the designer.  I need to animate a div with an image background that tracks the graphical path.  Will Photoshop, Illustrator, or Flash calculate the points from a graphic that can be used?  Is there are third party tool?

 

Attached is a graphical example for reference.

 

Thanks in advance for your help.

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Hello and welcome to the GreenSock Forum!

 

You can open your image in Illustrator and then use the pen tool to create your path or trace over your image. Then export out as a SVG.

 

Examples of BezierPlugin usage:

 

See the Pen zLiux by GreenSock (@GreenSock) on CodePen

See the Pen LuIJj by GreenSock (@GreenSock) on CodePen

See the Pen HmGuE by jonathan (@jonathan) on CodePen

See the Pen cqvJe by jonathan (@jonathan) on CodePen

See the Pen axzBs by jamiejefferson (@jamiejefferson) on CodePen

 

BezierPlugin Docs: http://greensock.com/docs/#/HTML5/Plugins/BezierPlugin/

 

Forum Topic with more info and examples:

 

http://greensock.com/forums/topic/10181-animation-that-simulates-an-ekg/?hl=ekg

http://greensock.com/forums/index.php?app=core&module=search&do=search&fromMainBar=1&search_app=forums:forum:11&search_term=bezierplugin

 

I hope this helps! :)

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