Illustrator Pattern edges visible in AE
I’m an After Effects person, but I get a lot of Illustrator files to animate. I’m great at dividing these into layers to take into AE and making sure everything is the right color, but that’s about it.
My client has added a new designer, and the files I’m getting now show the lines between the pattern swatches when I bring them into AE (see the screen shot). They don’t show these edge lines in AI, but they appear in my video exports which is no bueno. I don’t know how to tell this designer to fix their files, and I’d like to just be able to fix them myself rather than waiting to get updated files.
My current solution is to replace their pattern swatch with older swatches that work, but I’d love to know the solution since they can get a little picky on their dot patterns sometimes. So if you can tell a poor AE animator the secret to AI patterns without edge lines in simple, AE friendly terms, I will be forever in your debt!