Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Importing Illustrator files, part of After Effects Apprentice 15: Creating a Sports Opening Title.
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The next element we'll create is the animated dial that appears on the left-hand…side of the Video panels in the first half of the animation.…The two inner dials use an expression to wiggle the rotation, and I also animate…it on the tick marks around the outside of each circle.…We are not expecting you to create anything in Illustrator, so if you don't…have it that's fine.…We did want to include some Illustrator layered files so you can see how you…would work with them, because it's quite common for a motion graphics designer…to work with Illustrator files that are supplied by a client or another graphic designer.…
So for now I am going to select the MyPrecomps folder, press Command+I to…import, and then I am going to navigate to the Sources folder and select the Dial.ai file.…You'll notice there is a pop-up at the bottom that says Import As Footage,…Composition or Composition - Retain layer Sizes.…The terminology inside this dialog has changed in recent versions.…But generally it means that if you import as footage--any layers in the…
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- Building a 3D world
- Working with layered Illustrator files
- Synchronizing to music
- Using text animation presets
- Rendering strategies
- Working with widescreen video, including 4:3 center cut and safe area considerations