Join Todd Kopriva for an in-depth discussion in this video Why are my vector graphics pixelated?, part of Adobe After Effects CS5: Frequently Asked Questions.
Frequently asked questions about After Effects CS5. Why are my vector graphics, such as from Illustrator, pixelated? If we look here, in the Composition panel at this image form Illustrator which we've scaled up, it looks pixelated, blocky, jagged which is not what we expect form a vector graphics illustration. Click the Continuously Rasterize switch in the the Timeline panel and presto, everything's sharp. Continuous Rasterization tells After Effects to add every frame look at the vector information and reconstruct the appropriate set of pixels as opposed to looking at the vector graphics once, and then using that same set of pixels through out the composition regardless of scale or other transformations. Continuous Rastorization can apply to images from other applications. Not just Illustrator.
Can apply to EPS files SWF or SWF files. Within After Effects, Shape Layers and Text Layers are always continuously rastorized.
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