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Mike LynamUsing png files instead of vector files
by on Sep 18, 2014 at 3:22:08 pm

I make explainer type animations in AE. My typical workflow consists of drawing all the assets in multiple illustrator files. Usually multiple assets in one file that I mask out. I'm using a pretty ram intensive script (stop motion kit) for the animation and was wondering for the elements that I do not need to rasterize (scale up) if exporting my illustrator files as PNG files would speed up the live render view. I'm assuming it wouldn't really make a difference but thought I'd ask.


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Darby EdelenRe: Using png files instead of vector files
by on Sep 18, 2014 at 5:11:14 pm

I haven't done any tests but I'd assume that the difference in render speed between an illustrator layer without continuous rasterization and a png would be minimal.

On the other hand I'd expect a png to render faster than a continuously rasterized illustrator layer.

Darby Edelen

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