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Old August 18th, 2008, 03:18 AM   #1
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Illustrator Files in AE...Vector no more?

Hello!

I'm a relatively new face to the after effects land.

I'm importing illustrator objects as compositions straight into a HD720p comp in AE. I wanted to double check something about vector objects in AE, now they are within After Effects they are no longer vector objects?

I just wanted to check in case i was missing something, is this just how it is in AE?...or am i approaching this wrong? As soon as you bring anything into AE is it always now raster image?

I have seen some motion graphics work where the shapes are zoomed into and never pixelate, whats a good way of approaching this?

Hope you can help!

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Neil
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Old August 18th, 2008, 02:20 PM   #2
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AE will rasterize your image as soon as you add it to the comp which will give you the pixelization you were noticing. To fix that there is a little check box you need to activate in your timeline next to each Illustrator layer. It's called "Continuously Rasterize" it looks like a little sun and is next to the shy layer switch, if you don't see it hit F4 and it will toggle between switches and transfer modes.
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Old September 12th, 2008, 04:58 AM   #3
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Sorry for the late reply,

that was really helpful thanks for the info.

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