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If vector images are set to continuously rasterize you can scale them or push the camera into them as far as you like with no problems. If certain effects have been applied to your eps or ai files they will be rasterized when imported into AE so they will behave exactly like a raster image. There's nothing you can do about that. Turning CR on or off will have no effect. If CR isn't fixing the pixelization issues then you've applied a layer effect somewhere in the chain that's causing the image to rasterize. Sometimes these problems can be fixed by pre-composing and doing the scaling in the pre-comp (layer effects). Sometimes they can't. Most of the time, if the problem is in the Illustrator file you can fix it by editing the original and removing the layer effects applied in Illustrator.
You can change the antialiasing quality of vector graphics in the file interpretation options from faster to more accurate. You'll find it under More Options.
one of the Ai files I had trouble with had a placed raster within one of its layers--I am guessing this raster layer must have triggered the whole thing to rasterize in AE then?
Most likely. Separate it out as layers in AE if you can and import as a comp.
BTW, only doing camera moves in nested comps is a very bad idea 99.7% of the time.