Since SpriteEffects are “live” effects that can be edited and updated, there are a few issues to consider if you plan to share documents that contain SpriteEffects.
Effects that are applied to an object need to be available to other Canvas X Draw users if they share the document and need to edit the effects.
If you export a document using an image file format, the effects will be rendered into an image (as described below). Rendering is necessary because other file formats do not support SpriteEffects on objects.
Whether you print directly to an output device or to a PostScript file,Canvas X Draw renders effects before printing. This is true unless, in the Print dialog box, you set Transparency Rendering to “Don’t Render Transparent Objects.” When this option is selected, the only SpriteEffects that will be printed are lens objects that have no effects except magnification and viewpoints.
Preserve the appearance of effects by rendering objects before sharing a Canvas X document. Rendering converts SpriteEffects and objects into static images.
Effects and objects are not editable after conversion to images.
You can use one of several methods to render SpriteEffects: