Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating shapes from a vector layer, part of After Effects CS6 New Features.
If you have access to the Exercise Files that came with this course, press…Command+I or Ctrl+I to Import inside the AE CS6 sources folder, the Adobe…Illustrator file, flower_layers and go ahead and import that as Footage, Merged Layers.…If you don't have the Exercise Files, just open up any Illustrator file that…has vector paths in it.…An additional feature they added to After Effects CS6 to go along with all this…lovely ray-tracing and extruding capability is the ability to convert…vector-based layers such as Illustrator artwork into shape layers, and once they…are shape layers you can extrude them.…
I am going to take that source, drag it down to the Make a New Comp icon.…I can't see anything because it's black artwork against a black comp background.…I will go to Composition Settings and change that Background to something a…little bit more visible such as that.…Select your vector-based artwork and go to Layer > Create Shapes from Vector Layer.…Once you do so, it will keep your Vector Layer but turn off its video switch and…
- Understanding the global performance cache
- Using ray-traced rendering with beveling and extrusion
- Working with 3D Camera Tracker
- Performing rolling shutter repairs
- Adding variable mask feathering
- Working with CycoreFX HD plug-in
- Touring Imagineer Systems mocha AE and Adobe SpeedGrade
- Round-tripping between After Effects and MAXON CINEMA 4D
Skill Level Appropriate for all
After Effects: Principles of Motion Graphicswith Ian Robinson7h 57m Intermediate
After Effects CS6 Essential Trainingwith Ian Robinson8h 41m Beginner
1. Global Performance Cache
2. Motion Graphics Features
3. Visual Effects Features
4. Effects Updates
Making upgrade decisions2m 51s
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