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Neil Orman
Trouble importing Illustrator file
on Aug 29, 2018 at 6:01:55 pm

When I try, I'm getting some weird text and not the Illustrator visuals. I'm trying to share a screenshot of what I'm getting, with the link below. Happy to try again if this doesn't work.
screenshot2018-08-29at1.39.57pm.png
This isn't happening with other Illustrator files. Just this one. Any thoughts would be appreciated!
Thanks, Neil


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Cassius Marques
Re: Trouble importing Illustrator file
on Aug 29, 2018 at 6:07:29 pm

Do you have more than 1 artboard by any chance?

Cassius Marques
http://www.zapfilmes.com


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Neil Orman
Re: Trouble importing Illustrator file
on Aug 29, 2018 at 6:19:44 pm

Thanks Cassius. No, just one artboard. I am noticing that when I open the file (it's a map that I didn't create), it's saying it cannot find a linked Photoshop file. But it still opens, within Illustrator, after asking me if I want to ignore or link to a different file. Could this be the reason AE won't import it?


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Cassius Marques
Re: Trouble importing Illustrator file
on Aug 29, 2018 at 6:24:20 pm

Its usually that (another artboard) or when we accidentaly import a sequence (which by the SS is not your case). Never I've seen a broken link causing that.

Try to copy paste just what you need to a new file.

Cassius Marques
http://www.zapfilmes.com


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Neil Orman
Re: Trouble importing Illustrator file
on Aug 29, 2018 at 6:51:19 pm

Thanks Cassius. My colleague, who created the map, actually figured this out, by having me 'save as' by a different name, and make PDF-compatible. But now I have a new issue, in case you or anyone else knows. When I import into AE, it's only including a small part of the map. I believe this is because of the artboard size, because this seems to be the portion that's included in the artboard. So I'm trying to increase the artboard size, to include the whole map. But now it's saying the artboard size can't exceed the canvas size. So I'm trying to increase that. Just let me know if you or anyone knows how to solve that, because with that I think I'll be good!


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Cassius Marques
Re: Trouble importing Illustrator file
on Aug 29, 2018 at 7:36:02 pm

Just reduce the paths to fit the artboard, its all vector. You can rasterize it at any size in AE later on.

Cassius Marques
http://www.zapfilmes.com


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