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Randall KowalikAE CS5: Importing Illustrator file results in all layers being "stacked" in center of composition--why?
by on May 18, 2012 at 5:56:56 pm

First of all, I'm trying to follow this tutorial here:



I have my Illustrator CS5 file all ready to go (I think). It imports okay into AE, in that all the layers show up, and they look good--but instead of the words being laid out as I originally intended, they're all stacked in the center. I imported as "Composition--Retain Layer Sizes."

Any ideas, suggestions etc. appreciated... thanks! :)



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Tudor "Ted" JelescuRe: AE CS5: Importing Illustrator file results in all layers being "stacked" in center of composition--why?
by on May 18, 2012 at 7:09:02 pm

Import as Composition Cropped, just make sure that your Artboard in AI is big enough to include all elements, and you should be ok.

Tudor "Ted" Jelescu
Senior VFX Artist


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Randall KowalikThanks! Now I'm suspecting something else...
by on May 18, 2012 at 7:15:49 pm

Thanks for your reply. My AI artboard is actually substantially larger (2100 squared, I think) than my AE (1280x720). However, now I'm thinking that when I created the AE composition, I accidentally told it to anchor everything in the center... via the composition settings.

Gonna go test that theory. Thanks again! :)

--R



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Nevin StyreRe: Thanks! Now I'm suspecting something else...
by on May 19, 2012 at 5:28:26 am

When you import your AI file select Composition but not the retain layer size option.


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