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Christof van Niekerk
AE paths to animate illustrator brush strokes...
on Sep 18, 2017 at 7:47:51 pm

I'd like to use AE's trim paths to animate some simple vector shapes, but have these lines use the nice array of art brushes that can be applied to vector strokes in Illustrator. ... Any ideas?

Most resources understandably pertain to getting paths from illustrator into ae... and obviously not the other way... but it would just be so much cooler to be able to apply illustrator's brushes.

Thanks for any help/suggestions/ideas...



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Dave LaRonde
Re: AE paths to animate illustrator brush strokes...
on Sep 18, 2017 at 8:57:56 pm

You would think AE would have brushes, wouldn't you? Sadly, it does not. Sorry.

Dave LaRonde
Promotion Producer
KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA


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Kevin Camp
Re: AE paths to animate illustrator brush strokes...
on Sep 18, 2017 at 9:14:09 pm

I don't think you can get AE shape layers into AI....

You can get AE mask paths into AI via copy/paste (and the other way around too)... You can't use trim paths on a mask path, but you can use the stroke effect on mask paths, so you might be able to use stroke as an animated matte to reveal the AI brush artwork.

Kevin Camp
Art Director
KCPQ, KZJO & KRCW


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Kevin Camp
Re: AE paths to animate illustrator brush strokes...
on Sep 18, 2017 at 9:23:42 pm

You can also get AI vectors to AE shape layers by importing the IA file, dropping it into a comp and choosing layer>create shapes from vector layer... though i'm not sure that helps you out much here...

Kevin Camp
Art Director
KCPQ, KZJO & KRCW


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