I've created a comp in Photoshop CS5, with many shape layers and basic effects. Tried importing that file into Catalyst Panini and then regular Catalyst CS5, both of which rasterized my shape layers. I removed all layer effects and tried again--same rasterization.
Now I am trying with the most simple example. A PSD with a rectangle shape layer with no effects. Importing like this....
And still, the shape gets rasterized. What is the problem here?
Here is the PSD and FXP:
That is a known limitation with working with Photoshop. I would suggest you the Photoshop CS5 FXG Extension (http://labs.adobe.com/wiki/index.php/Photoshop_CS5_FXG_Extension) as the solution to your issue. Otherwise you will need to use Illustrator to keep you shapes as modifiable.
Hope this helps,
Thanks for the reply. I've tried this and it basically serves to pre-rasterize my layers in the file, so it doesnt seem to afford any advantages. I've had more luck with Illustrator -> Catalyst in the past but unfortunately this project called for Photoshop.