Nobody has this problem? i've continued working in my project in illustrator so that i have 35 art boards now (with a file size of about 3 Mb). I've taken some screenshots to help understand the problem. By the way i'm using a 2006 iMac.
Upon importing my AI file everything seem ok in the layers panel
...But some of the artboards appears blank while others re OK
I'm unable to select anything on the blank art boards (drag a marquee and nothing get selected), despite if i select a layer contained that artboard it gets "selected" and in fact i can "move" it, or delete or even convert it to a component) but in any case can i see the artwork.
Also some of the art boards render uncompletly:
Are these artobards sharing the contents with each other or all are isolated having different content with no overlaps? Its really hard to understand the problem until anyone looks into file. You may share your file so that people can play around and check what exactly the issue is and someone may even provide solution too.
Do you mean overlapped into illustrator?, no, they are completely separated (just attached a couple of screenshots of the illustrator artboards layout) the only common elements are the symbols (buttons, certain interface elements and so).
I've uploaded a zipped version of my fxp file to megaupload, find it here:
I have checked your FXP project in FC. When I select the invisible content and do Edit in Illustrator CS5, it appears fine in Illustrator CS5. Can you please shrare the AI file as well. (You may reduce the number of art-boards before sharing it). Thanks.
Sure i can, and thank you for your time by the way.
You'll find the Ai file a little messed up as i don't grouped the layers of the galley into symbols yet, however the problem has been there from the very beginning, and even with a few artboards the problem persist...
Thanks. It helped me a lot in understanding the issue. While creating files to be used in FC, a better planning is required to avoid such issues.
When you take this file to FC, FC is unable to track that particular mask and so is unable to show you correct content. As you are not using the mask, you may delete this particular path in AI and save the file. Then take it to FC, and certainly it will be shown correctly.
I have uploaded edited file of yours at http://www.megaupload.com/?d=0RXSMFPA.
In case, if you are willing to you this clipping path, then use it for every artboard content separately to get better results. Hope it helps.
Message was edited by: YKCreativeArts
Hey!, you are right, just deleted the clipping mask and everything works fine, thank you very much!
One thing i cannont understand is why this clipping mask i getting imported into FC as i did'n check the "import non-visible layers" and these clipping mask (actually layer masks as they were intended) were disabled into illustrator.
I frequently use layer masks when working with illustrator-flash to get rid of undesired elements of my design that otherwise would be shown in the final SWF. The problem here is that i just "optimized" the main pages in order to import to FC. As the others pages are only for wire-framing purpose i didn't take care of them when prepared the AI file to be imported into Catalyst.
So, once again, thank you for your helpful answer!