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Eyad Abutaha
extrude spline
on Sep 20, 2009 at 10:27:17 pm

Hi guys;
I’m using bcc extrude spline for a logo I have; the problem am having is the plug-in allow me to use only one mask as path type; I have to use 2 masks to draw the logo; is there a fix for that. The logo will look totally different if I use only one mask.

Thanks


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peter mcauley
Re: extrude spline
on Sep 20, 2009 at 10:51:33 pm

Hi,

There is a workaround but it involves using Adobe Illustrator to merge the paths and the BCC Extrude EPS filter instead of the BCC Extrudes Spline filter. Here's how to do it:

• copy the mask paths from After Effects into separate layers in Illustrator - copy/paste should work
• fill the objects with color
• save the file from Illustrator as Illustrator EPS version 8
• in After Effects, replace the BCC Extrude Spline filter with the BCC Extrude EPS filter
• import the saved Illustrator file into the BCC Extrude EPS filter

We have discussed the use of multiple spline masks in AE and I suspect this will become available in a future release of the product but for the time being, the BCC Extrude Spline filter can only extrude one mask path shape.

I hope this helps,

Peter.



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Eyad Abutaha
Re: extrude spline
on Sep 21, 2009 at 12:20:29 am

Thanks Peter for the quick respond; i will follow your directions later since am away from my computer now; but as i recall i dont think i have a filter called BCC Extrude EPS; any ways i will check later on today.

Thanks anyways



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peter mcauley
Re: extrude spline
on Sep 21, 2009 at 5:52:52 pm

Hi Eyad,

If you have the current version of BCC 6 then you will have the BCC Extrude EPS filter.

Cheers,

Peter.



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