Importing to C4D from Illustrator

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On 21/05/2004 at 16:14, xxxxxxxx wrote:

I am having problems getting an answer to what seems would be a fairly straightforward task.
I have a floorplan in Illustrator that I'd like to import into Cinema 4D.  There is no "Import" item in any menu that I can find in my version (release 😎 of C4D.
I have tried to "Open" the files from C4D but an AI file gives me and "unsupported file format" error and an EPS doesnt seem to appear anywhere after I open it.
Do I have to create an object of some type before I import?
What is the best way to import from Illustrator into C4D??

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On 31/05/2004 at 02:38, xxxxxxxx wrote:

There in an option under the general settings for the import of AI, what version of illustrator are you using try down saving

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On 04/05/2005 at 07:49, xxxxxxxx wrote:

You need to EXPORT in ILLUSTRATOR a NATIVE .ai FILE. SAVE a ILLUSTRATOR 8 file.

Then you will need to OPEN that file in c4d.

You may have to play with the settings in c4d under EDIT>PREFERENCES>IMPORT/EXPORT....regarding grouping and connecting.

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On 10/05/2005 at 17:57, xxxxxxxx wrote:

I've just experienced this problem after upgrading to Illustrator CS for Mac OSX. I used to save Illustrator Eps file from Illustrator 8 and drag and drop them onto the C4D icon in the doc to open them. Super easy. Now I have to save them as .ai files, or down grade to V8 Eps files when saving for C4D.

Nick.

www.hallidaybooks.com

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On 08/06/2005 at 22:09, xxxxxxxx wrote:

When you create your file in illustrator the submenu will come up and ask you what version you want to save it as.
SAVE IT AS A ILLUSTRATOR 8 FILE.

For some reason Cinema will not read a vector file newer than Illustrator version 8

Good luck