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Converting Paint Effects To Polygons

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This tutorial will teach you how to convert paint effects to polygons.

Step one - Select your paint effects and go to modify>convert>paint effects to polygons... Open the options.

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Check Quad Output and click Convert.

If this results in an error, like "// Warning: There are no lights in the scene", continue on, but if nothing is created, go to modify>convert>paint effects to polygons... Open the options.

Increase the Poly Limit to something like 200000. Now click Convert.

Step two - Go to edit>delete all by type>history. This will remove the connection between the still-existing paint effects and the new polygon geometry.

Step three - Go to window>outliner.

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Step four - Select and delete strokeBrush# and curveBrush#. This removes all history of the paint effects.

Now you're done. If your paint effects are animated, you'll want to skip deleting the paint effects and deleting history. Good luck.

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