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Zack Mulvaney
Pixelated vector art in After Effects
on May 15, 2011 at 9:39:43 pm

For some reason, some of vector files appear pixelated when I export while others are crisp. Any idea what might be causing this?


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Tudor "Ted" Jelescu
Re: Pixelated vector art in After Effects
on May 15, 2011 at 10:15:27 pm

Do you have the collapse transformations/continuously rasterize box checked on all layers with vector art?
http://help.adobe.com/en_US/AfterEffects/9.0/WS3878526689cb91655866c1103906...

Tudor "Ted" Jelescu
Senior VFX Artist


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Zack Mulvaney
Re: Pixelated vector art in After Effects
on May 15, 2011 at 11:54:50 pm

ahhh -- looks like that was the problem. thank you much


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Zack Mulvaney
Re: Pixelated vector art in After Effects
on May 17, 2011 at 4:13:57 am

Uh oh -- still having the problem... even with continuously rasterize checked. Any other ideas?


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Don Baker
Re: Pixelated vector art in After Effects
on Mar 30, 2014 at 4:07:41 pm

Hi,

I am having the same trouble, but I do have the continuous rasterize icon selected in everything including my precomps. These are imported .ai flat vector images, so I should get perfectly clean edges, especially on straight lines. But I am getting rasterization still. Any ideas of what I can try ?

Thanks, Don

donbaker@seanet.com


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Todd Kopriva
Re: Pixelated vector art in After Effects
on Apr 1, 2014 at 12:20:15 am

Show screenshots of your Composition panel and Timeline panel, Don.

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Ruben Vermeulen
Re: Pixelated vector art in After Effects
on Jun 9, 2014 at 3:29:13 pm

Hi,

I'm also havin trouble with pixelated vectors in After Effects when I scale objects.
Continuisly rasterize switch doesn't make any difference.
Any ideas?

Thanks,
Ruben



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Michael Szalapski
Re: Pixelated vector art in After Effects
on Jun 9, 2014 at 3:56:25 pm

If you have the switched turned on for a precomp, it's the collapse transformations switch. If you have it turned on for vector art, it's the continuously rasterize switch.

Basically, if you have it on for a precomp containing vector art, you need to also have the switch turned on for the vector art inside the precomp.

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Ruben Vermeulen
Re: Pixelated vector art in After Effects
on Jun 9, 2014 at 4:01:12 pm

Thank you very much! :)


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Michael Licavoli
Re: Pixelated vector art in After Effects
on Aug 20, 2014 at 12:47:11 am

(I apologize in advance if I'm unintentionally breaking any forum rules as a newb.)

Hi,
I've tried everything listed here but I'm still having pixelation issues. I have the Document Raster Effects Settings at 300 ppi from illustrator, I’m importing as Composition – Retain Layer Size, and I have the continuously rasterize box checked.

I've attached an image to show what it looks like.

Thank you



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Michael Szalapski
Re: Pixelated vector art in After Effects
on Aug 20, 2014 at 3:08:57 am

Your comp viewer is set at 200%. After Effects will only ever show you the exact pixel value of a comp. If you put your comp viewer at 100%, it will look crisp again and you can scale that up to your heart's content. :)

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Michael Licavoli
Re: Pixelated vector art in After Effects
on Aug 20, 2014 at 5:25:22 pm

Well don't I feel foolish,
Thank you M. Szalapski! Now to deal with the tiny native resolution for the screen I'm developing for.
I also found that opening a new illustrator document and setting the Profile to Film & Video, then copying over the vectors and re-saving it seemed to help. When I re-imported the file to AE I just selected import as footage this time.


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