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David Wolf
R16 Feature on creating packaging - what's the best way to prepare the Illustrator file?
on Jan 18, 2015 at 3:05:53 am

https://vimeo.com/95949685
This seems to be the only tutorial out there I could find on the subject of the packaging feature, but it goes fast and doesn't get into how c4d reads the Illustrator file for the setup. I search for a Illustrator packaging template online, then re-made it with square stroked paths. I don't see how else it will fold certain sections, unless it can read dashes in the stroke as a fold, but I don't think that's the case.

This is how I set up the Ai file.
http://i.imgur.com/HaAqfMG.jpg

And this is how it turns out when I get to the moment I need to "Create Guides" in C4D.
http://i.imgur.com/4lMyDpI.jpg


Anyone have an idea how how the Ai file should be set up for it to work properly? I know it might not sound completely like a C4D question, but I think it belongs here more than in the Illustrator forum.


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Peter Novotny
Re: R16 Feature on creating packaging - what's the best way to prepare the Illustrator file?
on May 29, 2015 at 6:20:05 am

Hi, have you found a solution? Having the same issues here and can't find how to fix that. My .ai files are set up exactly as yours. Sometimes I get 2 bases or the box folds to two parts.


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David Wolf
Re: R16 Feature on creating packaging - what's the best way to prepare the Illustrator file?
on May 31, 2015 at 12:51:49 am
Last Edited By David Wolf on May 31, 2015 at 12:52:11 am

Unfortunately I gave up. They should really give better lessons if they're trying to add new features. You can't just expect the users to magically figure out the software with no instruction, or at least a detailed one.


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