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Illustrator SUPER SLOW when working with texture.

Mar 6, 2013 1:49 PM

Tags: #performace

Hey Folks,


This is ridiculous. Illustrator is going EXTREMELY EXTREMELY slow, infact, unusable when I use ANY kind of vector texture. Here is an example of a texture:


I've tried simpler ones and it don't matter.

I use an imac 3.1gh wih 16gb RAM.

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    Mar 6, 2013 2:26 PM   in reply to 3zebras

    This doesn't slow down my MacPro 3,1 at all. Maybe try to use the originating raster file, placed, as a "placeholder" for the vector version till you're almost done ...

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    Mar 6, 2013 3:28 PM   in reply to 3zebras

    The only setting I can think of that might affect this is the scratch disks in Prefs, but with 16 gb ram, that's doubtful.


    So are you "opening" the grunge raster file in AI? Have you tried placing it instead and live-tracing it?

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    Mar 6, 2013 4:44 PM   in reply to DrStrik9

    Not a problem here either.

    Of course, there are more than 247,000 paths there.


    If you relaunch AI is it better?

    What OS?

    Tried resetting preferences?

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