dude wher eon earth did you come up with that?it seems like a buried
secret of adobe.nice posting 😉
yet another "super secret" way
select an item in Illustrator, fire up the ESTK, link to Illustrator and drill down to show the selection.area property
or, just type selection.area in the console
I found your post and script for calculating the area of a shape. Thank you for creating and posting the script. It's (almost!) exactly what I'm looking for. I have images over which I've traced multipe polygons (on the order of 40-100 polygons per image) and I'm ultimately trying to calculate the % area of the total image that the polygons cover. Your script works beautifully, except that with multiple polygons, I am forced to select each polygon individually. I have approximately 60 images to repeat this process over ...
I have some experience coding in Matlab and C -- is there any way to run a loop (or something) to automate this process and find the area of multiple polygons at one time? I would really appreciate your help!
I am looking for a method to measure a path area, like everybody else on this thread.
It seems that I am the least sophisticated person around, since I am not sure how to load the script JET provided.
Any hints for a beginner? I have a 9.0.1 Illustrator edition in Windows.
Also following the method Terri recommended, Shift-F12 did not produce the debugging palette.. awful luck - what is to be done?
thanks a bunch
The scripts by James do not work in 9, and the debugging palette requires Ctrl+Alt+Shift+F12, but I doubt whether you can get to the bottom of it and see the area.
You may download the free Telegraphics Patharea filter (and the corresponding Pathlength) here (at least Patharea works for 9): http://www.telegraphics.com.au/sw/
An old thread from the Mac side, and with your lost ID, Jesse. By the way, John has said that when (maybe I should say if) they get the split ID solved, they may be able to merge doppelgangers into the main IDs.
What's this doing back up here? 😉
I've since made a page describing the debug window method - I think you're missing a key there, but I'm not sure what the combo is on the PC...
The Win combination is Ctrl+Alt+Shift+F12 (exact match), and it does invoke the debugging palette.
However, in 10, apart from being somewhat simpler, even when a path is chosen it says:
Artwork Object: <no current>
So I believe it only works from CS on.
Some names from the past.
..appreciate very much the feedback.. indeed I have a sorry old Illustrator version. I was able to invoke the pallette with the combination you posted but the path area was not there. So I downloaded Jacob's filter and now I am trying to see how to plug it in. If you have a hint, I appreciate -
thanks again to both of you!
Judging from 10 (on XP), I believe it is (expressed as path, > means \):
C:>Program Files>Adobe>Illustrator 9>Plug-Ins>Illustrator Filters
It worked very well - great stuff!. I am a physician and I am working on cardiac MRI.. such as calculating the heart function using slices of heart images in systole and diastole (when the heart is squeezed or full of blood).
.. we can write a little medical paper comparing really pricey software (GE, Siemens, Medis you name it..) with this method for people with not too many pennies in their pocket. The advantage of using Illustrator is that you can blow up the images up to the point of loosing resolution, and trace the margins of the heart with an accuracy that would make any GE guy cry for his mama..
I thought even a cm further.. for simple-minded people (such as physicians for example) one would like a way to input the area of one slice directly into an equation. For example would be a way to create a routine that would take the number of the area of one slice and input it in this equation? Such as to create a little square where you put the slice, you trace it and then the program takes that number and pitches it in the equation without you writing it down on a paper.
You are welcome, Avi.
I am trying to buy CS5 for the hospital I work with (they said more or less with a joke they would not accept on their computers stuff older than the hospital itself). Just to see if I can use the Telegraphics plug-in I downloaded a trial version of CS5. Surprisingly it did not have the Filters tab on it. I assume this is just a drawback of the trial version, and I will find that particular tab on the real product. Is this accurate? Or should I find the plug-ins and filters on a different tab?
Thanks for info
Filters are now in the Object menu.
Hi Jacob, everybody
..restarting messages on this thread.
We did since last August quite a few cardiac MRI patients using the telegraphics plug-in and it is working great. Nice resolution, quite affordable price in comparison with what medical companies offer.
Again what we do is to copy and paste images from the MRI machine (via a CD) in Illustrator, trace the surface areas of the heart slices recorded by the machine and then calculate various metrics used by cardiologists (most important is the "ejection fraction", which measure the pumping function of the two lower chambers: either the right or the left ventricle).
There are two tedious steps in this process. One is the copy and paste and the other is the contouring.
I was wandering wether I can have a way automatize the first function. Specifically it would be nice to have a tool to export a set of images (and one can input values in regards to what series of images one wants to export) from DICOM media (Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine) to Illustrator. Any ideas if there are any plug-ins available, or if one can be created.
This is slighly unrelated to this thread so probably I will start another one... called "Is there a way to: Export images from DICOM media into Illustrator?"
Regards and thanks