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Old October 21st, 2007, 01:21 AM   #1
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Bringing Illustrator file into Vegas

I use Vegas 8.

I have a reasonably elaborate (to me) Adobe Illustrator (AI) drawing which is at present composed of 73 layers. I am wanting to use this illustration in an educational film I am making. My intention is to bring in various layers at a time, as the point they illustrate is addressed.

I do not want the lines in the illustration to end up jaggidy but crisp like they are in AI.

I've been playing around a bit with exporting visible layers from AI as .png files. This works, but if I zoom in on sections in Vegas as I was intending, the resolution isn't great. (Maybe I don't zoom in but rather introduce the new illustrated point as a large item and then zoom out and move it to its finished place in the overall illustration when it is finished being addressed.)

Transparency needs to be maintained throughout the process.

One thing I have discovered with the exported .png files is that they seem to export to a portrait size determined by the artwork rather than as I want them to be, 16:9. This means that if I zoom in on the illustration on the Vegas time line, the illustration gets cut off at the .png border rather than the screen border, which looks odd to say the least.


I'm still in the early days of working out a process to get the effect I want, but am wondering if anyone has any experience with this sort of thing and can make some suggestions.
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Old October 21st, 2007, 04:38 PM   #2
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As you were... exporting to Photoshop works great. On the basis of an experience some time ago - which I can't fully remember, I ruled this out.

Should work...they are from the same stable...
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Old October 22nd, 2007, 11:44 AM   #3
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Do you have Boris Graffiti? I know it works to some extent with Illustrator files. I have not tried this but it might be worth a look. They have a fully funtional 15 day trial.
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