I'm working on an art request with a race car, and have been provided with a vector file of the design that's printed on the side of the actual car. However, I can't seem to get envelope distort > make with mesh to work properly. Here is the art I need to fit onto the side of the car I've drawn: But when I try to use envelope distort, some of my shapes change, like this: It's as if some of the points have been deleted or moved for some reason. I can't find anything unusual about the shapes that are doing this, no compound paths, clipping masks, or embeded images, and I've tried ungrouping everything, grouping everything, hitting expand a couple times, and relaunching Illustrator, all to no effect.
Has anyone ever seen anything similar? Any fixes beyond redrawing everything?