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My apologies if this is a dumb question. I'm not terribly well versed in the software and know very little about graphics and files and whatnot. I have a friend who draws images for videos I produce. I'm trying to avoid the pixel problem, and want to use vector images, but I can't figure out how to import vector files when trying to create a prop, sprite, character, etc... Any time I download an eps or ai file, it won't allow me to import. What am I missing?
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I don't have CrazyTalk Animator, so I don't know if it can support vector technology. I would be surprised if it does. I do have some experience with vectors, and I know that they behave much differently and cannot be used interchangeably with pixel technology.

My advice would be to export at a high resolution to a pixel format. 300 DPI should be more than sufficient, and probably use RBG format. PNG will retain your detail, JPEG or JPG will cause pixelizations and artifacts.

Keep in mind that vector illustrations are almost always exported to a raster (pixel) format when used in advertising or on the web.
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Other than images files only swf files are accepted for vector.

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I'm not sure what you mean by images file. As far as I can tell, I can import images that are jpg, bpm, gif, png, and tga. And none of these is a vector format, right? 
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What you need is SWF format, which stands for ShokWave Flash format as far as I know.
You can drag and drop SWF files into CTA2 and they will appear in your scene.
Have a look at this tutorial from Reallusion:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hfNQOwcjHG4
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pastorfiene (8/12/2016)
I'm not sure what you mean by images file. As far as I can tell, I can import images that are jpg, bpm, gif, png, and tga. And none of these is a vector format, right? 

Yes, those are image formats and NOT vector.
You need to use Adobe Flash or DrawPlus to create the SWF file to import into CTA.

Jeff



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