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Color shift from Illustrator to Animate CC (unless saved as SVG)

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Feb 22, 2019

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Hi -

I'm trying to import some shapes from Illustrator into Animate CC. When I do, the color shifts to a more muted version (almost like the RGB to CMYK shift).

Why is this? The original Illustrator file is RGB.

OK, as I typed this I had a thought and tried saving the shapes as an SVG. Bit oddly I have to import the SVGs individually into the stage (not the library) then add them as symbols to the Library. That solves it. I cannot copy the artwork directly from AI to Animate and I cannot import the SVGs directly into the Library.

I'm still curious if anyone knows why importing an AI file (in RGB) shifts the color but doing the same with SVG file does not cause this issue.

Thanks!

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Have you tried just copying the files from Illustrator and pasting them into animate? You now have that feature in the later version of animate.

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Color shift from Illustrator to Animate CC (unless saved as SVG)

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Hi -

I'm trying to import some shapes from Illustrator into Animate CC. When I do, the color shifts to a more muted version (almost like the RGB to CMYK shift).

Why is this? The original Illustrator file is RGB.

OK, as I typed this I had a thought and tried saving the shapes as an SVG. Bit oddly I have to import the SVGs individually into the stage (not the library) then add them as symbols to the Library. That solves it. I cannot copy the artwork directly from AI to Animate and I cannot import the SVGs directly into the Library.

I'm still curious if anyone knows why importing an AI file (in RGB) shifts the color but doing the same with SVG file does not cause this issue.

Thanks!

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Correct answer by PickleNick28 | Adobe Community Professional

Have you tried just copying the files from Illustrator and pasting them into animate? You now have that feature in the later version of animate.

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Feb 26, 2019

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I see a few limitations of AI import mentioned in this document Work with Illustrator AI files in Animate CC​ and I am not sure if your observations have anything to do with them. Because I haven't come across a similar question on this forum, I am guessing that it is either a limitation, or something unique to your situation.

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Preran

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Have you tried just copying the files from Illustrator and pasting them into animate? You now have that feature in the later version of animate.

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I've tried this but the colors still don't match.

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Apr 08, 2019

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Hi!

This is an age-old issue with illustrator color management.

1.Make sure your ai file is in rgb mode.

2.Under Edit/ColorSetting set Illustrator to emulate Illustrator 6.0

Copy from illustrator and paste to AnimateCC. Now the color should be fine.

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Oct 13, 2019

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Hi @silverk6935462

Thanks for this post, i've been trying to work this out for years! My workflow pastes from illustrator to animate. I've just made my colours ultra bright to compensate.

 

The only odd thing is the colours are perfect and bright when i paste into animate, but they've dulled the colours in illustrator. Do you know how to make them brighter in illustrator so they look right at the design stage?

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Thanks @silverk6935462 this is actually the correct answer to the question.

 

Appreciate you taking the time to share the solution.

 

Cheers
Matt

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Not very handy

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