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Creative Potential of Vector Graphics for Architectural Glass Projects

Sponsored by Forms+Surfaces

Laminated glass is a favored material for indoor and outdoor projects. Increasingly, photography and other digital images are popular choices for incorporating design elements into the glass. While it can be difficult for designers to source appropriate imagery, new online design tools that use vector graphics solve this problem and provide designers with virtually unlimited choices for including visual imagery in architectural glass.

This course looks at how vector graphics are used in architectural design by exploring where, why and how they’re incorporated into a variety of materials, manufacturing processes and applications. Next, it explains what vector graphics are and how they differ from raster images. The course then examines how vector graphics are used in architectural laminated glass. It ends with project examples.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Review examples of how and why vector graphics are used in a variety of architectural materials.
  • Explain how vector graphics differ from raster graphics and how they address challenges of resolution and scale.
  • Describe how vector graphics can be used in architectural laminated glass, including the role of new technologies and design tools that expand the creative options for bringing photographs and digital imagery to architectural laminated glass applications.
  • Cite examples of how vector graphics can be used in architectural laminated glass applications to achieve project-specific creative objectives.

Credits: AIA 1.00 IDCEC 0.1

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