We created an animated Flash illustration to explain the products and services provided by System 2000 Group. This has been built into their homepage and also provide navigation to the sub-sections of their website. The illustration began life as an isometric pencil sketch which was scanned and traced in Adobe Illustrator. The layer elements were then taken into Flash and coloured and animated. The ‘vector’ nature of the illustration ensures a small file-size (and hence a quick load time)

This online tutorial provides a good introduction to isometric illustrations. The key is the SSR method which involves shearing and rotating each element to provide the correct fixed perspective. I used a printed grid to create the initial pencil sketch which was then redrawn in Illustrator.

The final animation can be seen at • www.system2000group.co.uk