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Aaron D Hose
Importing AI curve shapes into After Effects...
on Aug 17, 2006 at 2:59:44 pm

Hello. Have a basic AI question, since Ai is not my strong suit. I created some "curved shapes" in Illustrator and exported them as .eps and .ai files into After Effects, where I am building a 720x486 comp for video (to be sued as lower-third name supers). My AI shapes are mostly black with a 2-pt white stroke. Now, when I import them into AE, the edges aren't as as a expected, they seem a tad aliased, even when I have my layer settings in my AE composition set to BEST and have the CONTINUOUSLY RASTERIZE icon checkmarked. When I render the comp (QT file, Animation codec) and import it into Final Cut (720x486), there's still this slight aliased look to my AI shapes. I can even see the aliasing when I play the comp back in quicktime. :-(

So...is there something I am doing wrong inside Illustrator? At what resolution should I create my curves in AI? And should I consider dpi values, as I would in Photoshop? I believe my Ai shapes were around 800x500 or so when I checked in AE....should they be larger?

I'm a little lost. And I HATE the aliasing.

thx for your help.


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Richard Harrington
Re: Importing AI curve shapes into After Effects...
on Aug 20, 2006 at 10:27:55 pm

Click continuously rasterize in switches pane in AE

Richard M. Harrington, PMP

Author: Photoshop CS for Nonlinear Editors, Understanding Adobe Photoshop, and ATS:iWork


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