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  • Release to Layers Command Made Me Lose My Vector Information?

  • Scott Clements

    October 15, 2013 at 11:10 am

    Hi,

    I’m trying to animate a graphic created in Illustrator in After Effects. The designer sent over an Illustrator file. I had to release it to layers, to break it apart in preparation for animation. However, I noticed that in the process of doing this, the text became aliased and had a case of the “jaggies” – so somehow I lost the vector information. This happened in Illustrator before I even got to After Effects. Does anyone know how this happened and how I can fix the situation? Unfortunately, I’ve already done all my animation in After Effects, so would love to be able to open the layers “in the editor” (Illustrator) and do some quick fix to make the files vector. Again, I must be clear….the jaggies happened in Illustrator upon releasing to layers – not in After Effects. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

    Film Editor, London UK
    http://www.scottclementseditor.com

  • Jonathan Ziegler

    October 16, 2013 at 7:18 pm

    Which method did you use (build/sequence)? Also, did you have any effects (specifically raster effects) on any of the objects in the layer? Does it only happen with that file or does it happen with any file (can you duplicate it with any file or is it just the one file)?

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    Jonathan Ziegler

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  • Scott Clements

    October 20, 2013 at 2:43 pm

    I think I MAY have accidentally flattened a layer. Originally, I thought I had just released to layers (sequence). I couldn’t figure it out, so I just started from scratch and all was fine with the release to layers (sequence) method.

    Film Editor, London UK
    http://www.scottclementseditor.com

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