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Rafael Cruz
rendering illustrator files
on May 18, 2010 at 7:18:11 pm

Hi there,

I recently used illustrator files for the first time in After Effects (I normally use PSD layers or .png's). I assume that when you import said illustrator files they are not in vector form. My question is: what are the flattened former .ai files once they're imported? And why does a render of said files look so low res?

I'd appreciate your input. Thanks!


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Dave LaRonde
Re: rendering illustrator files
on May 18, 2010 at 7:42:13 pm

Did you include any bitmapped images in your Illustrator document?

Illustrator does not magically change bitmapped layers into vector layers. If they were created as bitmapped, they stay bitmapped.

If everything was indeed vector in your Illustrator document, you may simply have to turn on the Continuously Rasterize switch.

Dave LaRonde
Sr. Promotion Producer
KCRG-TV (ABC) Cedar Rapids, IA

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Michael Szalapski
Re: rendering illustrator files
on May 18, 2010 at 8:30:54 pm

What Dave said. Also, read this, it may prove useful.

- The Great Szalam
(The 'Great' stands for 'Not So Great, in fact, Extremely Humble')

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