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Mike Imam
Can I apply "convert shapes from vector layer" on an image sequence?
on Jan 23, 2014 at 6:23:42 am

Hi all,

Trying to figure out how I can apply the "convert shapes from vector layer" option on an image sequence of Illustrator files I imported into AE CS6? This seems to work fine on individual .AI files, but doesn't want to recognize my sequence as such, despite the fact that said sequence is made up of .AI files.

A related question: even when I'm able to convert the .AI vector layer into shapes, AE just produces a black rectangle. Is this because my .AI files paths are not closed?

Thanks!


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Roland R. Kahlenberg
Re: Can I apply "convert shapes from vector layer" on an image sequence?
on Jan 23, 2014 at 5:10:37 pm

You can convert multiple AE files to Shape Layers in AE CC (V12) BUT you can't convert a sequence. Import the AE files as individual files and then convert to Shapes.

[Mike Imam] "A related question: even when I'm able to convert the .AI vector layer into shapes, AE just produces a black rectangle. Is this because my .AI files paths are not closed?"

No. Open Paths are converted but AE adds a Fill to open paths. Disable Fills for such paths after the conversion - open paths should be stroked, not filled.

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