Import SVG files with groups / layers intact

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Import SVG files with groups / layers intact

Post by mrc » Wed Apr 25, 2018 7:49 am

I work with illustrators who don't use anything but Adobe Illustrator. To get the character artwork into moho I have to import SVG files. These files are already organised into meaningful, properly named groups or layers but moho imports everything into one vector layer.

It would be nice if moho would create and name multiple vector layers according to the groups of the SVG file.

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Re: Import SVG files with groups / layers intact

Post by guido » Mon Aug 27, 2018 3:04 pm

Hi there!

I totally support this request. It's a reasonable workflow to import SVGs from Adobe Illustrator into Moho and it should be fully supported.

Moho can export SVGs with layers converted to groups and all names correctly in place. Furthermore SVGs exported from Moho have gradients and clipping masks that are correctly recognized by Adobe Illustrator.

But when one re-imports Moho's own SVG files, all this information is lost: no layers, no names, no clipping masks and no gradients. Same holds true for SVGs from other software like Adobe Illustrator or Inkscape. It should be easy to implement full SVG functionality in Moho, and that would help users a lot.

In addition to Marc, I'd like to suggest that real-time media connection should work for SVGs too, if possible.

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Re: Import SVG files with groups / layers intact

Post by jlgroff » Mon Oct 21, 2019 6:43 pm

I agree with the suggestion that Moho 13.5 or 14 get this functionality. It would be great to be able to import SVG with groups and layers intact. There is an adobe illustrator script ( ... porter.jsx )that does this -but I only use affinity designer.
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