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Ryan BiercewiczEmpty artboard in AE
by on Jul 16, 2014 at 12:52:41 pm

Hi all,

Does anyone know whether AE registers empty artboards from Illustrator as something it has to process? A lot of my projects involve importing AI files into AE, and AI always creates that extra artboard that is very large outside of my original artboard. I usually delete it as a matter of course, but I'm wondering whether I need to do this? Is it eating up any of my render time?


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Dave LaRondeRe: Empty artboard in AE
by on Jul 16, 2014 at 3:18:12 pm
Last Edited By Dave LaRonde on Jul 16, 2014 at 3:54:07 pm

I'm pretty sure the other artboard doesn't affect render time, but I can think of aa couple of good reasons not to have it: conveience and simplicity. Without the additional artboard, Illustrator documents are guaranteed to come in at the intended size. You also eliminate the possibility of AE misreading the dimensions of the Illustrator document.

Those are good enough reasone for me, anyway.

Dave LaRonde
Promotion Producer
KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA

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Ryan BiercewiczRe: Empty artboard in AE
by on Jul 24, 2014 at 2:55:00 pm

Thanks Dave. Yes my normal workflow is to get rid of that 2nd artboard anyway, like you say, just for convenience and tidiness. Occasionally though I do forget, so I was just wondering whether it affected render time.


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