Pdf conversion problems

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  1. RocketmanTan

    RocketmanTan Well-Known Member

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    Hey there,
    Sorry for the lack of model designs recently; just finished my final exams, and I've been doing a few pony models in order to keep myself active in the brony community. Anyways, I've run into a not-so-slight problem with converting SVGs to pdf format.

    I've been trying to...well, convert my current design to a pdf. However, it appears to be copying only some things in a seemingly-random pattern. I'm not sure if this is just a bug in the system (I'm fairly certain it's not; seems to be occurring with primopdf as well), or if it's because the converters can't handle irregular shapes. I'd like to get help with this ASAP, since I really want to release this model within the next 24 hours.

    And below I've attached a comparison photo; the converted file is to the left, the actual .svg to the right.

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  2. I've experienced similar problems too. In my case, when exporting from Corel to PDF.

    After some time I found it was because I used certain gradients in some parts. That was enough to make a mess in the rest of the pages. I had to change the fills and the gradients, and after that the page was converted with all objects.

    Maybe what is happening to you is a similar problem.
  3. RocketmanTan

    RocketmanTan Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, I figured that it had something to do with gradients and opacities. It's gonna be a pain in the rear to redo everything though...
    Ah well; beggars can't be choosers. Thanks for your help!
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    RocketmanTan Well-Known Member

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    Alright, managed to fix the problem! Apparently, most pdf converters avoid transparencies like the plague; hence the skewed conversions. I had to manually redo the transparent parts, although some parts of the pdf were converted into .jpgs in the pdf.
    Well, who'da thunk that I'd ever do a non-vector model? sign1
  5. Even the original Acrobat has issues when dealing with transparencies and gradients :cry: