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les nemeth
Re: Gradient Transparency and Layers
on Apr 17, 2010 at 9:12:38 pm

Of course it works.

On the first screenshot, you can see the artboard. It has a moon-like shape, which has a transparency mask assigned (top to bottom b&w gradient). This shape is on the top layer, which overlaps a red rectangle, which is on the bottom layer.



On this next screenshot, you can see the layers palette's layout. Simple.



When you save the AI document, check the checkbox in the File Save dialog which says "Create PDF Compatible file". But you probably knew that already.

Then you can import the AI file into AE as "Composition - Cropped Layers" (or don't crop the layers, whichever way you want it).

Then you'll see that you will get a composition and 2 AI layers in AE. Your top layer is the moon-shaped-like layer (in my case), and the bottom layer is the red rectangle layer. The moon shaped object keeps it's transparency mask and can be animated in AE just fine.

Here's the screenshot from AE CS3. You can see the imported 2 AI layers, and on the stage you can see the moon-like shape selected (keeping its transparency), which is hovering over the bottom red layer. Just as it was in AI.



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