I have two groups, one of which contains about 30 black "compound path" objects, and another of which contains about 150 white mixed shapes. I want to subtract the black objects from the white objects, so I've put the black on top. I selected both and chose "minus front" from the pathfinder window, but this yields "no results" according to adobe.
What would be the best way for me to go about subtracting this group of objects from the second group of objects? When I make the white objects a compound path it yields unwanted overlap, so I would prefer to not have to make my white objects their own compound path, and I also can't individually convert 150 objects to their own individual compound path.
What is my best solution here?