Microsoft: Ai2Canvas


Ai2Canvas Illustrator Plugin Website & Demos



Ai2Canvas is a plugin for Adobe Illustrator created in 2010 by Mike Swanson, the team at MIX Online, and Microsoft.

With this free plugin, users could easily animate their Adobe Illustrator images and quickly export them directly to HTML5 Canvas for immediate inclusion in their web projects. For this project, I helped Mike develop tutorials, conferred on functionality, and designed/developed the public-facing website hosted on MIX Online.

Credit for the video and the technology behind it: Mike Swanson

[Since the MIX Online team was dissolved in 2011, the plugin is not longer available. Be sure to check out Mike rocking the hell out on the drums with his Rush “drum cover” It’s awesome. ]