vector icon gets pixelated in After Effects

Community Beginner ,
Jun 22, 2022 Jun 22, 2022

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Hi,

 

I created an icon in Adobe Iluustrator and brought that in AE for animation. But it gets PIxalated. Its an 500 px x 500 px icon. My understanding is it should not be get pixalated in AE because it's created in AI.

why is this happening? 

 

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Community Expert , Jun 22, 2022 Jun 22, 2022

After Effects always works in pixels; sometimes, you need to look closely at the pixel. Check the bottom left corner of the Composition panel. You have magnified the view to 1600%. Turn on Pixel Preview in Illustrator and magnify the view to 1600%, and you will see the same thing. It's just like Photoshop.

 

Continuously Rasterize only fixes edge problems when you scale a vector layer or move a camera close to the layer. If you add a raster effect in Illustrator, like a drop shadow, CR will not

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Jun 22, 2022 Jun 22, 2022

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I see you have the "Continuely Rasterized" button checked... is it something with the resolution in the Preview panel?


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After Effects always works in pixels; sometimes, you need to look closely at the pixel. Check the bottom left corner of the Composition panel. You have magnified the view to 1600%. Turn on Pixel Preview in Illustrator and magnify the view to 1600%, and you will see the same thing. It's just like Photoshop.

 

Continuously Rasterize only fixes edge problems when you scale a vector layer or move a camera close to the layer. If you add a raster effect in Illustrator, like a drop shadow, CR will not affect the scaled layer, and you need to keep your scale value to a maximum of 125% if you want crisp edges.

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