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Erik Mickelsonillustrator imports are incorrect
by on Jan 17, 2011 at 9:42:32 pm

PDF check, AICB check, release to layers check. This is probably the umpteenth Illustrator to AE project(just finished up a big one last year for Coke). I know how to do it. It no longer works.

Layers are being re-combined by After Effects CS5 into a new uneditable layer. The AI file has 32 layers, AE imports them into a comp with just 4 flat layers. So it's kind of working.

Anyone run into this. Of course delivery is tomorrow.

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Dave LaRondeRe: illustrator imports are incorrect
by on Jan 17, 2011 at 9:46:06 pm

[Erik Mickelson] "PDF check, AICB check, release to layers check."

I hate to mention the obvious, but RGB check, too?

I see that you have 6 GB RAM: fine for FCP, pretty darned light for AE. So turn off multiprocessing. And if this machine hasn't been shut down for a while, doing so can be very therapeutic, too.

Dave LaRonde
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Erik MickelsonRe: illustrator imports are incorrect
by on Jan 17, 2011 at 10:53:32 pm

Yep, AI project is in RGB. It's just weird. I'll try another restart. I swear Macs are getting flakier every year.

Restarts do nothing. I physically have released to layers and saved different formats, CS2, Cs3, Cs4, Cs5, EPS, PDF, nothing works. AE brings in my AI file as a previous version of my working file ie"_001" even though I select "_002" or "_003".

Hmmm...this is after fresh restarts.

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Erik MickelsonRe: illustrator imports are incorrect
by on Jan 17, 2011 at 11:05:16 pm

Sweet Jesus, after over 4 hours of doing the same thing over and over, it finally is working again. No rhyme or reason, no rhythm either. Importing AI files just started working correctly. A Christmas Miracle for sure.

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