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Importing Illustrator artwork outside the artboard to after effects without cropping

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I am creating a landscape in illustrator which "stretches out beyond artboard", I need to import this in after effects without the artwork getting cropped(including the artwork as whole). How it can be done? Up till now I use to create high resolution artwork in Illustrator i.e 2000x4000 pixel, and than importing it into after effects (1920x1080 comp) and scale it there to animate. But it creates the comp unnecessarily heavy…any work around? thanks would appreciate a quick response.

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Importing Illustrator artwork outside the artboard to after effects without cropping

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I am creating a landscape in illustrator which "stretches out beyond artboard", I need to import this in after effects without the artwork getting cropped(including the artwork as whole). How it can be done? Up till now I use to create high resolution artwork in Illustrator i.e 2000x4000 pixel, and than importing it into after effects (1920x1080 comp) and scale it there to animate. But it creates the comp unnecessarily heavy…any work around? thanks would appreciate a quick response.

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What is not on the AI artboard, won't be there in AE - it is that simple. So you either scale your artwork until it completely fits on the artboard, or your enlarge your artboard until it covers all the artwork.

 

There is no need to work with large comps in AE if your artwork is full vector. Just scale the artwork down in AI to 1920px. You can freely scale it in AE if you need it. Just don't forget to activate continuous rasterization on all layers and comps involved.

If you have rasterized parts in your artwork, you have to work with large comps. No workaround here if you don't want quality loss.

 

*Martin

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create another artboard that is big enough to contain all your artwork. keep the original artboard and don't change the order of the artboards since Ae will pick up the 1st artboard as the composition dimensions which is what you want. save the file. now in Ae you can move the artwork and won't see it cropped.

FYI the HD preset in illustrator comes with 2 artboards by default, that resolves any of these issues. 

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Thanks Roei, you're the hero we needed!

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