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Derek Howard

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Converting SVGs for use in Fusion

PostWed Feb 12, 2020 8:49 pm

I'm having an issue with SVGs I've converted from AI or EPS working correctly upon Fusion import.

It looks fine before AND after I convert it to SVG in Illustrator. It only seems to go crazy when I try to import it into Fusion. Here's an example of the type of thing I'm seeing:

And ideas on how I can fix this? Maybe there is a better way to convert them? Any help would really be appreciated!
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Re: Converting SVGs for use in Fusion

PostThu Feb 13, 2020 12:17 am

Did you convert everything to outlines first? Fusion has a hard time understanding a stroke. This isn't something that I do very often at all, but I remember that being a fix that seems to work most of the time.
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Re: Converting SVGs for use in Fusion

PostThu Feb 13, 2020 3:10 pm

I re-exported one and made sure that there were no strokes. Unfortunately it had the same effect. Thanks for the suggestion though!

Also, I went through both the Resolve Manual and the Fusion Training pdfs and couldn't find anything more about SVG import other than that it supports it.

I do a lot of motion graphics with quick turnarounds at the studio so we rely on illustrator stock for elements when we are in a hurry. They usually come in EPS format so I need to convert to SVG to use them.

I was wondering if it had any issues with compound paths. Two of the files I'm having trouble with have those in the original, but I think it should apply that when converting to SVG.
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Re: Converting SVGs for use in Fusion

PostThu Feb 13, 2020 5:54 pm

Can you share the SVG? Like I said, this isn't something I do often, but I might be able to at least offer more theories if I'm looking at the actual splines.
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Re: Converting SVGs for use in Fusion

PostThu Feb 13, 2020 6:48 pm

Sure thing. I'll PM you with it. Any help you could offer is really appreciated.
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Re: Converting SVGs for use in Fusion

PostThu Feb 13, 2020 10:49 pm

Having looked at the offending svg, I can confirm that Fusion 9.02 seems to be doing something wrong on import. Slightly nudging one of the points in Inkscape prior to resaving it fixes part of the image, but that slanted line in the base couldn't be fixed the same way. There is one point that's offset on X to the wrong side of the image.

If there's any member of the engineering team paying attention, I have advised Derek to send the SVG to support in hopes that someone can determine if there's a bug here.
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