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Ammon Chase
Vector graphic pixelated on zoom
on Mar 1, 2013 at 4:28:01 am

I've seen related posts, but nothing that answered this specific question. I am using AE CS6.

Problem: When I bring in any vector-based graphic, it becomes pixelated when I zoom in even though I have checked "Continuously Rasterize".

Remedies: I have tried
1) importing a pdf I know to be vector-based into AE
2) importing the pdf into Illustrator and exporting as pdf
3) importing the pdf into Illustrator and saving as AI file
4) creating my own vector-based graphic in Illustrator and exporting as a pdf
5) creating my own vecor-based graphic in Illustrator and saving as AI file

No matter what file I bring into AE, it is pixelated on zoom. I have even tried bring these files into my friend's computer running AE CS6 and the same thing happens.

This is driving me crazy. I am sure there is just button I need to click or setting I need to change, I just cannot figure out what!

Thank you in advance for your help.


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Todd Kopriva
Re: Vector graphic pixelated on zoom
on Mar 1, 2013 at 6:10:54 am

Are you referring to scaling the layer or merely zooming in the viewer for previewing? If the latter, then this is expected behavior.

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Vishesh Arora
Re: Vector graphic pixelated on zoom
on Mar 1, 2013 at 3:18:40 pm

Ammon

As Todd said your graphic will look pixelated even if Continuously Rasterize switch is ON.

For Example: Make a new Text Layer. If you Scale using Scale Parameter under Transform, the text will not pixelate. But if you Zoom in Composition Panel using Mouse Scroll then you will notice that the text is pixelated. This is not Pixelation. You are Zooming too much so that you can clearly see the Pixels.

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Ammon Chase
Re: Vector graphic pixelated on zoom
on Mar 1, 2013 at 3:30:27 pm

Thanks Todd and Vishesh for your quick response. Yep that was the problem. Scaling works perfectly.

I knew it was user error!

Thanks again.


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Vishesh Arora
Re: Vector graphic pixelated on zoom
on Mar 1, 2013 at 4:10:54 pm

Glad we could help Ammon

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peter menich
Re: Vector graphic pixelated on zoom
on Apr 25, 2013 at 7:49:22 pm

I'm experiencing similar issues with pixelation...

I have an illustrator file imported, it's switched to a 3D layer, continuously rasterized.

Zoom is set to 100%, full rez in the view panel, so thats not the issue.

My issue seems to stem from an extreme zoom in with the comp camera, it's like really close up!

I tried to interpret the footage to 'more accurate' but I got this error message...

"After Effects Error: Invalid image buffer size (23564x45576). (37 :: 102)"

I need the edges to be crisp but they're very blurry.

Any ideas?

5916_screenshot20130425at20.09.01.png.zip



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