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lunarsimian
illustrator files are cropped
on Aug 7, 2007 at 1:05:12 pm

Hi - I am importing adobe illustrator cs3 files into motion 2.1. When i add a blur filter to the image, the blur doesn't seem to extend past an 'imaginary' cropped area. It's as though the file has been cropped tightly to the illustrator artwork. i can't find any way to control this through Ai or Motion.

Any ideas?


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Peter Wiggins
Re: illustrator files are cropped
on Aug 7, 2007 at 1:44:34 pm

Try applying the blur to the group, not the object.

Peter





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lunarsimian
Re: illustrator files are cropped
on Aug 7, 2007 at 2:40:22 pm

Hi - no this doesn't work either. Also, when I try to add a distortion filter to the imported file, it only shows the filter within the cropped area... I may have to work around it using alpha channels in photoshop.


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JeremyG
Re: illustrator files are cropped
on Aug 7, 2007 at 2:53:37 pm

Did you change the crop area in AI?


Jeremy


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lunarsimian
Re: illustrator files are cropped
on Aug 7, 2007 at 3:04:05 pm

I have tried that also - it doesn't seem to make any difference. I've opened the ai file in photoshop at 720px x 576px with a transparent background and this works OK. I'm new to motion and final cut - this might be a glitch of some sort... cheers for the advice.


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JeremyG
Re: illustrator files are cropped
on Aug 7, 2007 at 8:58:43 pm

Are you sure you changed the crop area and not the 'stage' area in AI?


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stevec319
Re: illustrator files are cropped
on Aug 7, 2007 at 9:40:59 pm

If you look at the blur paramaters in the filters tab there is an option to crop with a tick box next to it, make sure this is unchecked.

Hope this helps.


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Michael C
Re: illustrator files are cropped
on Aug 9, 2007 at 1:21:41 am

Make sure that the element you are trying to blur has fixed resolution turned off. There is a good text file on this on http://www.motionsmarts.com



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