If you use After Effects to create animated explainer videos or any other type of eLearning content using vector drawn content, then you may notice that when using the a Camera Layer to zoom around your stage that your graphics become blurred. This tip will help you to correct that and ensure your images are crystal sharp at all time!

Just look out for the following switch you will find in your layers panel:

This Continuously Rasterize switch, when activated on any layer on your project, will ensure that any zooming action that takes place in your composition will not effect the overall quality of the vector layers itself. You may have imported these layers in from Adobe Illustrator for example, which will display in the composition layer panel as small AI file icons.

If you don’t intend to perform any zoom actions in your scene, then it is still recommended to keep the Continuously Rasterize option turned off, in order to keep your workflow faster and to perform quicker renders.

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Chris Hodgson

Chris Hodgson

Chris Hodgson is a Digital learning Solutions Developer and Director of Discover eLearning Ltd. He supports SMEs and large firms through the process of integrating eLearning into their organisation. Chris has over 10 years experience working in Higher Education, Independent Training Provider Sector and Charity Sector learning and development.

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