Importing Adobe Illustrator files is similar to importing Photoshop files except After Effects can only recognize top-level layers. Learn how to prepare the layers for import.
- [Instructor] Importing Illustrator files … into After Effects does have a few caveats … associated with the workflow, but generally, … it's a similar process as importing Photoshop files. … Here, we'll see how to prepare Illustrator files … for import into After Effects. … I'm here in Illustrator. … You can see that I have three layers. … I've got my wall blob, I've got my supervisor, … and the desk lady, and these are three unique layers … that have shapes inside of them. … If we twirl down our desk our desk lady, … we can see that she's comprised of a desk, … we've got the plant, we've got the front sleeve, … all these individual shapes are individual pieces … that you might think would import … into After Effects, but unfortunately, … After Effects only sees the top level layers … inside of an Illustrator file. … So let's hop over into After Effects, … and just import this by double-clicking … on our project window, and inside of our Exercise files, … Assets, Vector Folder, you'll find Office Women. …
- Shape layers and masks
- Track mattes
- Rigging characters
- Using the Puppet tool for rigging
- Adding and adjusting keyframes
- Looping animation
- Animating with motion paths and motion sketch
- Adding cameras for multiplane environments
- Lighting animation
- Rendering animation
Skill Level Beginner
After Effects CC 2019 New Featureswith Mark Christiansen34m 12s Intermediate
1. Working with Layers and Shapes
2. Rigging Character Controls
3. Working with Animation
4. Creating Multiplane Environments
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