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Charles Ferran
Brain Fart: An Unexpected Journey
on Dec 15, 2012 at 7:17:24 pm

Hey guys, Its been a very long time since I created assets to use inside of After Effects. I'm using Adobe Illustrator CS6 to create basic shapes and assets that I want to animate inside of After Effects CS6. What is the best workflow for this? last time I did this was back on CS4 so I'm a bit rusty and things aren't working out the way I remember.

I'm creating multiple layers inside of Illustrator each with a graphic, then trying to import the Illustrator document straight into After Effects, the problem is, the layers aren't showing up properly, I was hoping each element would be its own layer. Also, everything is chunky and gross when I zoom up, I remember something to do with rasterizing, but all I remember is the word! any help?

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Dave LaRonde
Re: Brain Fart: An Unexpected Journey
on Dec 15, 2012 at 8:04:40 pm

It sounds as if the Illustrator elements you want aren't really on their own layers. For Illustrator practitioners who don't deal with AE a whole lot, it's a common thing.

But there should be an easy way around it in Illustrator: highlight the group you want and use the release to layers command.

Dave LaRonde
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Charles Ferran
Re: Brain Fart: An Unexpected Journey
on Dec 15, 2012 at 9:00:58 pm

Thanks for the response, definitely helped me out, I figured out my big problem, I had to turn 'Continuously Rasterize' on, the little sun looking button next to 'shy' and 'quality'. That fixed my issue :)

Charles Ferran
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Dave LaRonde
Re: Brain Fart: An Unexpected Journey
on Dec 15, 2012 at 9:37:05 pm

As I re-read the original post, you may not have imported the Illustrator document as a composition... true?

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Charles Ferran
Re: Brain Fart: An Unexpected Journey
on Dec 15, 2012 at 9:42:09 pm

true :) I brought it in as footage

Charles Ferran
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Dave LaRonde
Re: Brain Fart: An Unexpected Journey
on Dec 15, 2012 at 9:45:13 pm

...in which case, import it as a composition, and life gets better.

Dave LaRonde
Former Sr. Promotion Producer
KCRG-TV (ABC) Cedar Rapids, IA


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