Join Ian Robinson for an in-depth discussion in this video Optimizing Illustrator files for After Effects, part of After Effects Guru: Working with Vectors.
…The exchange of information between Illustrator…and After Effects is often quite seamless.…There are only a few little gotchas that you need to…be aware of to fully understand how things move back and forth.…Let's start by actually going to the Chapter Three folder.…In there, I want to start with the 03_01_Start_Map_Path.ai file.…So let's double-click on that file and open it up.…In here, you should recognize this path that we created earlier in the course.…I want to actually make these points a little bit larger.…
So let's start by just selecting our path.…If you don't have your Selection Tool selected, make sure it's…selected in your Tool panel and just select anywhere along the path.…Now, go to the Stroke options, and let's change the stroke weight…up to four points.…That way we can more easily see this dot, dash pattern that we've created.…Now, open up your Layers panel, and I want you to notice we have one layer.…Now, I want to create a duplicate of this path, so let's go…ahead and just drag layer one, down to the new layer button.…
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- Analyzing how vectors behave across the Adobe Creative Cloud
- Animating titles from Photoshop
- Creating custom type from Illustrator
- Importing and copying vectors from Illustrator into After Effects
- Animating with shape layers
- Timing animation vectors