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Jared Snyder
Extrude Imported AI file?
on Mar 26, 2013 at 10:54:02 pm


I have a logo that was created in AI. I have imported it into AE and am now wondering if there is a way I can utilize Ray-Traced 3D to extrude the vector image (which is primarily text-based). I tried to use it, but the only two options that appear are Curvature and Segments. Thanks!

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Walter Soyka
Re: Extrude Imported AI file?
on Mar 27, 2013 at 12:21:40 am

New in CS6, you can convert vector layers to shapes:

You probably want to split up the Illustrator graphic into multiple layers (one for each object you'd like to independently control in Ae), import it as a composition, and separately convert each vector layer to shapes.

You can then extrude the shapes with the ray-traced 3D renderer.

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Re: Extrude Imported AI file?
on Mar 27, 2013 at 12:22:19 am

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