Import Illustrator Dashed Line Settings into AE
by Mio Tanaka on Feb 19, 2016 at 3:21:30 am
Is there a way to import Illustrator dashed lines with their settings, stoke weight, dash and gap values, into After Effects as a shape layer, so that they can be trimmed and animated later?
I know how to make dashed lines in After Effects, but I need to recreate them in After Effects each time and it's such a time-consuming process. So I was wondering if there's any scripts to do the job...
Re: Import Illustrator Dashed Line Settings into AE by Kalle Kannisto on Feb 19, 2016 at 8:16:25 am
Perhaps bring them in twice, once as illustrations with the dash patterns, then as paths? You could use the path as a track matte for the illustration, making it just a bit thicker than the line in the illustration. Then you can animate the matte (stroke) with trim paths.