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Glen Jennings
creating shape layer paths from an illustrator file
on Jun 20, 2017 at 10:46:07 pm

I've got a vector image I'd like to turn into a shape layer in After effects.

When I copy and paste the paths from Illustrator to the shape layer path, it only makes masks.

Am I missing something? What's the correct way to copy/paste your illustrator paths into Shape layers AS paths not Masks.

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Mark Whitney
Re: creating shape layer paths from an illustrator file
on Jun 21, 2017 at 12:29:10 am

It's pretty straight forward although you'll want to search YouTube for add'l info for prep work that'll save you a lot of time later with complex .AI files.

Import the .AI file into AE first. Add the file to your comp. Select the layer and RIGHT CLICK. About 1/4 of the way up from the bottom of the menu that pops up, you'll see Create Shapes from Vector layer.

That's it.


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