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peter menichIllustrator curves gone wonky - Need Solution Fast!
by on Sep 28, 2008 at 11:21:57 am


I've come across a problem with some extruded type using Invigorator Pro 4.

Please refer to this jpg...

I saved the Illustrator files as version 8, and imported them in to Invig.

As you can see; in the preview window the curves on the font are all hunky dory, but in the actual comp they're not!

I've tried dicking about with various settings and gotten nowhere.

I tried doing them as models through Cinema 4D and importing them, but that seemed to create even more pain.

I have a Tuesday deadline to deliver this project, so a solution would be a wonderful thing - otherwise I will have to start again from scratch in Cinema 4D.

Keeping fingers crossed.


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peter menichRe: Illustrator curves gone wonky - solved!
by on Sep 28, 2008 at 11:48:04 am

At ease everyone,

I did some further poking and found that if I turn the draft settings on the object faceting up to 10, and best settings down to 0.1 it solves the issue.

A bit counter intuitive, as the preview window seems to do the opposite to what its doing in the comp window - as well as to get better quality you need to decrease the best setting!

ho hum.

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Jon OkerstromRe: Illustrator curves gone wonky - solved!
by on Sep 28, 2008 at 7:58:53 pm

Hi Peter,

Draft mode is meant for fast previews of the motion. Bigger numbers result in cruder shapes that render really quickly in preview mode.

As you've discovered, you can use a really small number in the "best" settings to get very smooth curves. If the curves still aren't smooth enough, you can type in an even smaller number like .01.


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