Envelope Distort, Layers, and Illustrator Performance Bug
I've recently come across a bug with the envelope distortion tool. The bug happens when I use the Make with Warp effect on text. When this is applied, all the layers and sub-layers get frozen with no ability to see the thumbnail preview or to open or close any of the layers. This also affects the ability to hide or preview any layer, lock or unlock, and/or select anything in the layers.
This also causes Illustrator to run very high ram while causing unresponsiveness and difficulty in processing and sometimes the inability to save files.
So far, the work-a-rounds that I have found are to either expand the appearance of the effect or to go into the effect and change the font, either to a new one or re-select the original font.
There seems to be a bug with a font selected and the envelope distortion effect that causes the layers and the program to glitch, brick, and become immensely slow at processing.
I'm attaching a file that has this error saved in it.
When typing this, I am working on a Windows PC that is up-to-date and running the latest up-to-date version of Illustrator.
As per the comment from the developer of the LTTR/INK plugin, this issue is going to be fixed in the upcoming update of the tool.
Matus - LTTR commented
FYI: We fixed the LTTR/INK problem internally and we'll ship the fix in the upcoming release at the end of August.
In the meantime, please disable the plugin
Thanks for reporting, Seth and Egor !
Matus - LTTR commented
I'm Matus, a developer of LTTR/INK.
I'm looking into it and yes, the problem is a side effect caused by our plugin. Will let you know when we work it out. In the meantime, feel free to uninstall the plugin.
Seth, can you please try to remove the LTTR.INK.AdobeIllustrator.aip from the Plugins folder and see if the issue is going away? It does for me (luckily/unluckily I have it as well)
Yes, I can now confirm this in 27.8.1 and it does not happen in Beta 27.10 206 for me as well.
Thank for the details. Let’s see if this but get fixed for sure in the next release.
Here is the video showing the error
Egor, The version of Illustrator that I am running is 27.8.1 (64-bit). The OS is Windows 10 Home 22H2 build 19045.3324 with the experience version 1000.19041.1000.0
I do not have this issue in Illustrator Beta 27.10 206 (64-Bit).
Seth, I have not troubles dealing with the file you shared :( I am able to open Layers, lock/hide them, rearrange, rename...
What are your exact OS specs, which versions of Ai is it? Can you provide a video that demosntrates a problem?
Can you verify if the same happens with older versions or with a newer Beta?
Here is the file