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laura cohen
No layers when import .ai file into Motion
on Jan 14, 2010 at 12:11:18 am

Hi,

I'm trying to import an ai (CS3) file into Apple Motion 3 but I'm not getting the layers. I went to File -> Import and I got a PDF image. I then tried dragging the ai file into the motion canvas, held it for 5 seconds without letting go of mouse and let go, and I still didn't see any layer options.

What's going on?

Thanks
Laura


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Mark Spencer
Re: No layers when import .ai file into Motion
on Jan 14, 2010 at 12:17:05 am

You can't import separate layers of an Illustrator file (saved as .ai or .pdf). You can only do that with Photoshop (.psd) files.

You'll have to export each layer out of Illustrator separately to have them separate in Motion.

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Mark Spencer
Freelance Producer/Editor/Motion Graphics Artist
Apple-certified Master Trainer
Author, Motion 4 from Peachpit Press
http://www.applemotion.net


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david bogie
Re: No layers when import .ai file into Motion
on Jan 14, 2010 at 2:50:49 pm

There IS a third party plugin that parses Illustrator layers. I have no need for it so I've not bothered to memorize what it's called. Anyone know if there is a master registry/list of Motion plugs?

bogiesan



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Mark Spencer
Re: No layers when import .ai file into Motion
on Jan 14, 2010 at 4:29:49 pm

It's called LayerLink from Ampede but it's been defunct (unavailable) for a few years now. Any plugin built on the FxPlug architecture will work with Motion. I try to keep a complete list here:

http://www.applemotion.net/plugins/

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Mark Spencer
Freelance Producer/Editor/Motion Graphics Artist
Apple-certified Master Trainer
Author, Motion 4 from Peachpit Press
http://www.applemotion.net


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