Join Ian Robinson for an in-depth discussion in this video Speed tip: Animating repeating shapes, part of After Effects Guru: Working with Vectors.
…Just so I can better see what's going on,…I'm going to change my magnification up to 100%, and…press the space bar so I can click and…drag to reposition our view over top of our text.…Now, if you select layer four, you can see we have our type outlines.…Layer three has the type fill, which is black.…So, you're having a hard time seeing a…difference between that in the background but that's fine.…Let's go ahead and select our power type layer four.…In order to create an animation for this, we…need to start by actually converting this to a shape.…
So, go up under Layer and choose Create Shapes from Vector Layer.…Now, you notice, when I did that, the elements actually disappeared.…And this is not at all what's supposed to happen.…So I'm going to press Cmd+Z and just undo really quickly.…With Layer Four selected, I want you to go…up under the Edit menu and choose Edit Original.…This'll open up that text layer inside of Illustrator.…Now, we need to go to the Layers panel and under there, you'll see my artboards.…
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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