Scriptographer: Using Scripts in Adobe Illustrator

Scriptographer is a scripting plugin for Adobe Illustrator that gives the user the possibility to extend Illustrator’s functionality by the use of the JavaScript language.

The user is no longer limited to the same tools that are used by most graphic designers around the globe. Scriptographer allows the creation of mouse controlled drawing-tools, effects that modify existing graphics and scripts that create new ones.

Paper.js for example is a nice framework created on top of Scriptographer that enables user to code in Javascript and use HTML5.


For presenters, the use of Javascript can be very useful when you are trying to make a HTML presentation instead of using PowerPoint or other presentation software. This can be very handly for presenters who are looking for different ways to represent data and use innovative visualization tools or frameworks.

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