Creating a .eps for Boris Extruded EPS

BriRedd
BriRedd Website User Posts: 97 Just Starting Out*

I was trying to use the BCC Extruded EPS feature but couldn't export a suitable .eps file.

I've tried Photoshop CS5.5, Inkscape , the beta version of Serif Affinity Designer and exporting from Acrobat as a .eps - none of these worked. The .eps file from Inkscape would crash Hitfilm when imported into BCC.

I've even tried exporting "paths to Illustrator" from Photoshop (since BCC Extruded EPS works with Illustrator files) and that didn't work either. 

For people without Adobe Illustrator and have used this BCC feature, please let me know how you created your files for import.

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  • NormanPCN
    NormanPCN Website User Posts: 4,043 Enthusiast

    I have not tried to create EPS files for import but I have downloaded a number of items from the net at had some mixed results. It seems possible that Boris is a little picky about the EPS files it imports.

  • BriRedd
    BriRedd Website User Posts: 97 Just Starting Out*
    edited August 2016

    Thanks @NormanPCN, that's what I expected which is a shame. There's a lot that could be done if it accepted EPS files from other programs. Let's cross our fingers!

  • BriRedd
    BriRedd Website User Posts: 97 Just Starting Out*

    So, after going to the Boris website I read that the EPS Extruded feature works specifically with layered Adobe Illustrator files and (it seems) .eps files created in Illustrator.

    I guess the next step is to write to Boris for expanded format compatibility

    .https://borisfx.com/blogs/press-releases/boris-fx-announces-new-boris-continuum-unit-3d-objects

  • Pencilandinc
    Pencilandinc Website User Posts: 140 Just Starting Out*
    edited December 2016

    Had nothing to do last weekend and was playing with the Boris 3d objects add-on that I'd just bought for my copy of HitFilm 4  Express. BriRedd is right. Tried Affinity Designer, Inkscape, sK1...nothing works other than illustrator. With one exception. Freehand MX. Saved a couple of things from Freehand out into the illustrator 7.x format and it worked like a charm in hitfilm's Boris add-on.

  • NormanPCN
    NormanPCN Website User Posts: 4,043 Enthusiast
    edited December 2016

    As I understand it Boris only likes Illustrator 8 EPS and AI files. Very old. I tried Title designer in Boris 10 and it did not like an EPS file exported from Affinity.

    With an incompatible file you might need Illustrator ($$$) to read and save the old format to use in Boris.

  • Pencilandinc
    Pencilandinc Website User Posts: 140 Just Starting Out*

    Reminds me of older versions of Lightwave 3D, they could only accept AI 8.0 or lower versions of the Illustrator file format to import for extrusion. Don't really know why Boris accepted Adobe Illustrator 7.0 files exported out of Freehand. The whole AI 8.0 thing very well could have something to do with the fact that--after Illustrator 8--Adobe started modifying the Illustrator file format to be more in line with PDF. This is why one can edit many elements of a PDF directly in Illustrator without having to return to the original file that a PDF may have been authored in/exported from.

  • chriguf
    chriguf Website User Posts: 287 Enthusiast

    have your eps only vector-grafik.... ? or some picture? cmyk or rgb?

    because photoshop eps is not clean vector-grafik

     

     

     

  • borkia
    borkia Website User Posts: 36 Enthusiast

    After the 5 years the problem is not solved :( Neither Affinity designer nor Inkscape exported EPS filed do not work.

  • Triem23
    Triem23 Moderator Moderator, Website User, Ambassador, Imerge Beta Tester, HitFilm Beta Tester Posts: 19,601 Ambassador

    @borkia this is an issue that needs to be raised with Boris. FXhome is not responsible for third party plug-ins.

  • borkia
    borkia Website User Posts: 36 Enthusiast

    @Triem23 I understand that perfectly and will write to Boris FX, hoping they can do something with this situation after all this years :)

  • borkia
    borkia Website User Posts: 36 Enthusiast

    Unfortunately at the moment we do not have an option to cerate EPS files for the title studio other, than to use Adobe Illustrator :(

    However, we can leave a comment for the addon developers to support adding SVG format here:

    Quoting BorisFX Senior Product Manager PeterMcAuley

    " With that, let’s open this thread up to everyone and see how many folks would like to see us expand SVG support in Title Studio. If there are enough votes to push it forward then we can move it up in our development list."

    Maybe our comments can make a difference.

  • mabdelbary
    mabdelbary Website User Posts: 99 Enthusiast

    The eps files in Boris plugins are not working properly in some files.

    However, I tried to download free eps vector files to test if they work, some of the files are being read fine and others are not detected at all.

    It shows that Boris plugin can detect some external files, actually I don't know why it doesn't detect the others.

    If it is set up not to detect any external eps files I would understand, but it detects some files, so I guess there must be a trick to make it detect all the eps files that we create outside HitFilm.

    Please help if you know any tips about this issue.

    Thanks!!

  • borkia
    borkia Website User Posts: 36 Enthusiast

    @mabdelbary Try to ask on Boris FX forum - maybe they have the clue. Maybe the problem is in EPS version or software, that created the file (only Illustrator 8 EPS and AI is suitable for the plugin ).

  • mabdelbary
    mabdelbary Website User Posts: 99 Enthusiast

    @borkia Thanks for your reply!!

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