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Custom pattern swatch disappearing when moving object in Illustrator

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Sep 01, 2020

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I created this wood grain pattern and embedded it as a swatch (I imbedded it because it wouldn't allow me to make the pattern a swatch otherwise). When I move the piece of lumber around the screen, sometimes the pattern disappears entirely, sometimes it disappears partially, and sometimes it remains on the object. If I move it enough times, the pattern will often reappear in its original form. Here are some versions I get, simply from moving the object around: 

Texture swatch issue - side-by-side screenshots.png

 

When I copy and paste more of the same object (e.g. to make a pile of lumber), sometimes they paste as the original, and sometimes they lose some or all of the texture. In the below image, I was pasting two pieces of lumber at a time, and it was working fine until I got to the fourth row, where one piece is missing some of its texture. When I export the file, it is still missing part of the texture, seen below in the exported image: 

Pile of Lumber.jpg

I would appreciate any ideas to resolve this. 

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I did not use the 3D tools. 

I ended up getting an Adobe support person to remotely access my file and they resolved the issue. I am not fluent enough in Illustrator language to understand what happened, but they told me:

"It was because the Patterns were applied with different Blending modes which was applied to a particular part of the object frame." 

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Custom pattern swatch disappearing when moving object in Illustrator

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I created this wood grain pattern and embedded it as a swatch (I imbedded it because it wouldn't allow me to make the pattern a swatch otherwise). When I move the piece of lumber around the screen, sometimes the pattern disappears entirely, sometimes it disappears partially, and sometimes it remains on the object. If I move it enough times, the pattern will often reappear in its original form. Here are some versions I get, simply from moving the object around: 

Texture swatch issue - side-by-side screenshots.png

 

When I copy and paste more of the same object (e.g. to make a pile of lumber), sometimes they paste as the original, and sometimes they lose some or all of the texture. In the below image, I was pasting two pieces of lumber at a time, and it was working fine until I got to the fourth row, where one piece is missing some of its texture. When I export the file, it is still missing part of the texture, seen below in the exported image: 

Pile of Lumber.jpg

I would appreciate any ideas to resolve this. 

Correct answer by Ann5F8D | Community Beginner

I did not use the 3D tools. 

I ended up getting an Adobe support person to remotely access my file and they resolved the issue. I am not fluent enough in Illustrator language to understand what happened, but they told me:

"It was because the Patterns were applied with different Blending modes which was applied to a particular part of the object frame." 

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Did you produce this image with 3D overlay tools in Illustrator. This can happen if you have covered it with 3D. Sometimes entering 3D and playing with angles and values, sometimes closing the window again without making any changes can solve the problem.

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I did not use the 3D tools. 

I ended up getting an Adobe support person to remotely access my file and they resolved the issue. I am not fluent enough in Illustrator language to understand what happened, but they told me:

"It was because the Patterns were applied with different Blending modes which was applied to a particular part of the object frame." 

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