View Full Version : ARGHHHH LW VT 7.5 Not loading EPS FILES

06-15-2003, 07:04 PM
Hello there my lightwave is not loading eps files created in either :
Adobe illustrator 10 (eps v 7,8 or 9,10)
macromedia freehand ten

i reloaded the EPSF.p Into the proper folder and stiill noting it just loads blank ?

any way to fix this please..

06-15-2003, 11:44 PM
How is the structure of your files? You always have to use the "Export" (selected objects only) features of those programs, not normal "Save". LW's loader cannot interpret EPS pages, only contours. Also you must not have any locked data (objects, protected fonts etc.) in your EPS. Last not least - do not embed color profiles. This will only confuse LW 'cos it changes the header.


06-16-2003, 02:50 PM
I don't have the VT LW - don't know if it's different or not - but have always found that saving the .ai in version 8 format will work. I always turn off the "Auto Drill" options - that seems to confuse LightWave. Also, Illustrator version 9 and 10 native won't work. ( Adobe rewrote their save file format to be more like Acrobat, so LW can't deal with them.) If saving in v7 or 8 doesn't work, try version 5 - this one almost always works for me, personally.