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Jamie MooreInDesign into After Effects?
by on Dec 8, 2012 at 3:35:16 pm

Hey guys, just a quick question.

I've been given a project to create an infographic. The visual elements have already been created by someone else within InDesign. I've been passed the .indd file and i'm having trouble importing it into After Effects.

I need to animate each element within the .indd file seperately but they are all in the same layer. The file only contains one layer with lots of subgroups.

How do I go about importing into After Effects so that I can animate each element seperately?

Here is the structure:



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John CuevasRe: InDesign into After Effects?
by on Dec 8, 2012 at 3:59:50 pm

You will need to go into ID and manually export the layers, there isn't any easy way around it.

Here's a link explaining the process, if you need it.

How to move a layout from InDesign to After Effects

Johnny Cuevas, Editor
Thinkck.com

"I have not failed 700 times. I have succeeded in proving that those 700 ways will not work. When I have eliminated the ways that will not work, I will find the way that will work."
---THOMAS EDISON on inventing the light bulb.


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Jamie MooreRe: InDesign into After Effects?
by on Dec 8, 2012 at 4:16:02 pm

I was worried that this was the answer. Just double checking if there was an easier way. Thanks a lot :)


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Vishesh AroraRe: InDesign into After Effects?
by on Dec 8, 2012 at 4:51:15 pm

Go through this article.

http://www.surberdesigns.com/tutorial/tutorial-indesign-to-after-effects

Vishesh Arora
3D and Motion Graphics Artist
Films Rajendra

Blog:
http://digieffects.wordpress.com

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Harold DurnezRe: InDesign into After Effects?
by on Nov 5, 2013 at 12:10:19 pm

1. Select your work in Indesign,
2. Copy.
3. In Illustrator, Paste.
4. Twirl open the single layer which contains all your sublayers.
5. options (Layer panel options)
6. Release to layers (sequence/build)
7. Select all your sublayers and drag them on top of the 1st layer.
8. Save out your illustrator file.
9. Import into AE as Composition - retain layer sizes.

Hope that helps.

Harold JM Durnez
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Hylda von DincklageRe: InDesign into After Effects?
by on Nov 19, 2013 at 4:03:27 am

This will split everything onto its own layer in Indesign


var mySels = app.selection.length;
if (mySels == 0) {
alert("Select the object and Run the script");
exit(0)
}
else{
while(mySels--){
var objLayer=app.activeDocument.layers.add();
app.selection[mySels].itemLayer = objLayer;
}
}


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Peter Lee-JonesRe: InDesign into After Effects?
by on Mar 4, 2014 at 5:43:05 pm

Dear Hylda, how do I write this script in Indesign?

I have 100 hundred Indesign pages which I need to rebuild in Illustrator for subsequent import into After Effects. I really is hard to believe Adobe didn't predict this design workflow. I am sure it could be automated in some fashion. Maybe your script is a stating point,


var mySels = app.selection.length;
if (mySels == 0) {
alert("Select the object and Run the script");
exit(0)
}
else{
while(mySels--){
var objLayer=app.activeDocument.layers.add();
app.selection[mySels].itemLayer = objLayer;
}
}

thanks pete

Pinewood Studios, UK


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