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Kory Spain
Maya Importing Issues (Illustrator CS5)
on Jul 5, 2011 at 7:07:20 pm

Help!

I'm running Maya 2008 on Mac and also Illustrator CS5. Now, in the past I've had no problems importing Illustrator 8 files into Maya - but for some reason now - while they import into the scene, they do not show up. The cluster appears in the Outliner, but I'm unable to do anything with them.

Is this a version issue, or do I have my preferences messed somewhere??

I've tried restarting Maya, the computer, Illustrator, creating a new project, importing into old ones..

I can't think of what's causing it...

anyone had this happen?


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Alvaro Castaneda
Re: Maya Importing Issues (Illustrator CS5)
on Jul 5, 2011 at 7:16:22 pm

you gotta keep using version 8 files
in the save as dialog change the version to 8 and that'll work

cheers!!

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Kory Spain
Re: Maya Importing Issues (Illustrator CS5)
on Jul 5, 2011 at 7:21:10 pm

Yes, I have been using version 8 legacy files.

I've also tried going up versions and turning off the compression option. nothin.

D:

K. Spain


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Alvaro Castaneda
Re: Maya Importing Issues (Illustrator CS5)
on Jul 5, 2011 at 7:24:55 pm

are you saying that not even version 8 files are working now?
they should, check if you have everything converted to paths, also remove any bitmaps in the file if any that causes trouble.

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Kory Spain
Re: Maya Importing Issues (Illustrator CS5)
on Jul 5, 2011 at 8:11:08 pm

Yea, I've always used Illustrator 8 files and now they've stopped working for some reason.

I've tried creating a blank square, outlined text, and still I'm getting nothing. I wish I could post the screens of what my scene looks like after attempting.

Just blank grid with the Compound Paths showing up in the Outliner, some curves nested inside.
so weird.

K. Spain


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Alvaro Castaneda
Re: Maya Importing Issues (Illustrator CS5)
on Jul 5, 2011 at 8:36:34 pm

that might be an Illustrator issue, or maybe maya :P try with eps, that also works

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Kory Spain
Re: Maya Importing Issues (Illustrator CS5)
on Jul 5, 2011 at 8:52:50 pm

Okay, Great!

So switching them to Illustrator EPS8 format did the trick.
Not really sure why the AI 8 files stopped working, but if anyone is experiencing something like this, EPS8.

Thanks Alvaro.

K. Spain


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