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bmikel
Importing ai files
on Oct 15, 2007 at 5:57:29 pm

I am using ProAnimator 4.3.2. I am new to this software. In fact I am using it in demo mode to preview it for potential purchase. I imported an ai file into Animator. The image lost all color information and became gray scale. Is there any way to import an image so it can retain its color?

Thanks in advance


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John Dickinson
Re: Importing ai files
on Oct 15, 2007 at 7:50:07 pm

In the SELECT ARTWORK dialog box there is a checkbox at the bottom called USE ILLUSTRATOR COLORS. Check that when importing your Illustrator file.

JD



John Dickinson
Motionworks
http://www.motionworks.com.au


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bmikel
Re: Importing ai files
on Oct 16, 2007 at 12:31:42 pm

I checked that box. I still didn't get to keep the color information when going to ProAnimator. I am using CS2 if that helps. Any more ideas about what I should do? BTW this looks like a great product if I could just keep my color info.

Thanks in advance,

Bobby Mikel
Production Assistant
Television Services
Jacksonville State University


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Matt Rhodes
Re: Importing ai files
on Oct 16, 2007 at 4:53:00 pm

Hi Bobby.

ProAnimator can only retain simple colors from the AI files. It won't import gradients, patterns, etc.

In most cases, you'll need to import your artwork and then create materials that give your 3D artwork the look you want.

Let us know if you still have questions.

Matt Rhodes
Zaxwerks, Inc.


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John Dickinson
Re: Importing ai files
on Oct 16, 2007 at 7:59:23 pm

If you'd like to send me the file I can check it out on my system: john@motionworks.com.au

JD

John Dickinson
Motionworks
http://www.motionworks.com.au


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bmikel
Re: Importing ai files
on Oct 17, 2007 at 12:09:45 pm

Sure I'll send you the file. Thanks for the help. I am sure it is just user error.

Thanks,

Bobby


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zolawjones
Importing Zaxwerks Proanimator Quicktime file into Avid Xpress DV
on Oct 17, 2007 at 1:13:28 am

Hi, I just bought Zaxwerks Proanimator and am learning my way around it...I render and export movie file and when I import it into Avid Xpress Dv it doesn't recognize the alpha channel. I am new to Zaxwerks and wondered if anyone can help. Thanks!


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John Dickinson
Re: Importing Zaxwerks Proanimator Quicktime file into Avid Xpress DV
on Oct 18, 2007 at 12:28:48 am

Did you check the "Alpha Channel" checkbox before rendering the movie file?

http://www.motionworks.com.au/wp-content/blogimages/proanim_alpha.jpg

JD






John Dickinson
Motionworks
http://www.motionworks.com.au


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zolawjones
Re: Importing Zaxwerks Proanimator Quicktime file into Avid Xpress DV
on Oct 18, 2007 at 1:27:53 am

yes, and the tech service helped me out. i wasn't doing the millions of colors+. thanks for your reply!


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daibeer
Re: Importing ai files
on Oct 27, 2007 at 7:17:40 pm

I cant insert an image file into proanimator. Simple task I know
Help


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Jon Okerstrom
Re: Importing ai files
on Oct 27, 2007 at 10:08:37 pm

Hi daibeer,

Be sure you've saved your file in Illustrator format and that it contains vector, rather than bit-mapped elements. Also uncheck "use compression" when you save the file.

Jon


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daibeer
Re: Importing ai files
on Oct 28, 2007 at 8:00:39 am

Hi jon
Thanks, your advice worked a treat.
regards
Dai


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