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Scott Davis
Vector GFX
on May 19, 2010 at 8:07:04 pm

I am the first to admit it... I am an Illustrator Idiot. I've gotten an .ai file that I'm trying to get through ProAnimator 4.5.1. Got rid of any layer I didn't need (it's a map of the state and had the name as well as the mileage legend on it), tried to type>create outline and the option was greyed out. It has an outline (or so it seems). When I import to ProA, I get an inverted version of the graphic- a rectangle with the state punched out of it. Any advice? I'm not going to send it to anyone so they can bail me out. I need to learn this myself, so the advice is better than doing it for me. I've watched the tutorials and they're not helping me. I know, learn Illustrator... it's on the list, right after find new career...


OSX 10.5.5
Quad 2.5Ghz
8.5 GB RAM
Final Cut Studio 6.0.4
HPX 2000

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Edward Wu
Re: Vector GFX
on May 19, 2010 at 9:57:31 pm

Hi Scott,

What you're running into is that all the shapes are in one layer, so the program interprets this as you wanting to perform a cut out on the shapes. This is why you end up getting a rectangle with the state punched out. To fix this, take each element of your logo, and place them into a separate layer in Illustrator and re-save the Illustrator project. Then, when you import the Illustrator file, each layer will become a different object.

Hope this helps.


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