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Glen
Exporting vector art/paths for After Effects
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on Jun 21, 2007 at 7:06:23 pm

I would like to be able to import .eps & .ae files from Illustrator into After Effects to animate the vector images the way you can import Photoshop files as a Composition with different layers. How does one go about doing this?

Also is it possible to get Illustrator paths to read as After Effects Masks? I feel like The Adobe Suite should have these apps stream lined. Please let me know.


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Mike Gondek
Re: Exporting vector art/paths for After Effects
on Jun 25, 2007 at 8:11:05 pm

AI layer comps in AE
Just as with Photohsop .psd file to place layered .ai. Just make sure you have Save as PDF compatible turned in when saving. I generally do NOT support using that setting, because it makes your files largerer and slower, but in this case you need it on. Also thsi wont work with .eps becasue there is no layer information.

Getting AI vector shapes into AE as masks
In AI make sure you have edit >> preference >> file handling and clipboard (AICB ON, PDF OFF). Copy your AI vector paths into the clipboard. In AE draw a solid, with the solid selected do a paste, and voila!


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iannorthrop
Re: Exporting vector art/paths for After Effects
on Jun 29, 2007 at 11:43:29 pm

also, you'll need to restart illustrator for these preference changes to work.

ian


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Jason vigue
Re: Exporting vector art/paths for After Effects
on Feb 29, 2008 at 5:12:33 pm

Can you do the same with photoshop paths?


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