Join Ian Robinson for an in-depth discussion in this video Optimizing layers for animation in After Effects, part of After Effects Guru: Animating Logos.
Generally, before you begin animation, you want…each individual element you'd like to animate to…occupy its own individual layer inside of…Illustrator before you import it into After Effects.…Now thankfully there's wonderful command inside of the layers…panel that will allow us to do this relatively quickly.…Let me show you what I'm talking about.…Once inside of Illustrator, you want to make sure to go to your layers panel.…I'm going to go ahead and click my layers panel…here, and notice my logo lives on one layer.…If we open the disclosure triangle, notice you can see all of…these other elements already exist on…separate layers underneath my main logo layer.…
In order to quickly move these up so…they're on their own individual layers with the logo…layer selected, you want to click on the Flyout button…on the upper right hand corner of that panel.…Choose Release to layer sequence.…Now, each of these elements occupy their own layer.…Now just so I can see things more clearly, I'm going to rip the layers tag off,…
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- Optimizing bitmap and vector logos
- Repeating animation with the Keyframe Assistant
- Animating with colors
- Animating type logos
- Building and saving transitional elements
- Rendering your animation