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Colors get messed up when bringing illustrator file to AE

Explorer ,
Jun 02, 2021 Jun 02, 2021

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Hi! I am having a strange issue with some colors shifting when I import my AI file into AE. Some shapes randomly change color when I switch between comps. If I break AI layers into shapes or use Overlord everything is fine. But if keep them as AI layers they keep changing. 

 

As you can see in the pic, the top part of the left leg is normal b.c. it's a shape, and the bottom part of the leg looks redder, b.c. it's an AI layer. Same goes for the right hand. 
 
And it's not all the colors and shapes. It just picks random shapes and decides to mess them up. In particular, it doesn't like this orange and yellow. green looks fine.  And I guess the workaround would be to convert everything into shapes, but I'd rather not, b.c. the legs are so complex and I am using puppet pins to control them. 

 

There was a similar issue here and the answer was to check the RGB settings of both files and I did - they match. But it doesn't help. I restarted and updated both apps. Nothing helps. It looks like a bug, b.c. it just randomly changes colors on me. But maybe I am missing some kind of setting? Any thoughts? Thank you!

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Adobe Community Professional , Jun 02, 2021 Jun 02, 2021
Check the Appearance panel in AI and show us the actual layer structure in AI. This could simply be some stray shape artifacts or an odd grouping/ compound path issue as well as something not being right with the blend settings in AE or an inactive extra appearance effect messing things up. Mylenium

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Jun 02, 2021 Jun 02, 2021

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Would you choose Adobe RGB or Rec.709 in RGB option of Color Settings from Edit menu in Illustrator and then import the file into After Effects?

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Didn't do anything 😞

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Check the Appearance panel in AI and show us the actual layer structure in AI. This could simply be some stray shape artifacts or an odd grouping/ compound path issue as well as something not being right with the blend settings in AE or an inactive extra appearance effect messing things up.

 

Mylenium

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OMG, you're the savior! There was a hidden bitmap img hiding behind the background. As soon as I deleted it, everything went back to normal. Thank you so much!!

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