Join Eran Stern for an in-depth discussion in this video Splitting a multi-artboard Illustrator document for animation, part of After Effects Breakdowns: Social Tech Infographics.
- [Voiceover] After the design stage in Illustrator…is finished, you want to move it to After Effects…to animate the different layers according to the script.…Now, although everything in Illustrator is separated…to different objects, it's still not enough…for After Effects to interpret it correctly.…So, there is another important step which you need to know…inside Illustrator, in order to get…the desired layer to import correctly.…In this movie, I'll show you one example…so you'll understand the current workflow…between those two apps.…
So, I'm here inside Illustrator with this humongous,…huge storyboard layout, which consists of…a few artboards, to be exact 16 artboards.…And if you want to move those artboards into After Effects,…we actually need to save this document…into separated artboards.…You can do so by going to the File menu…and choose the Save As command.…For now, I'm going to point it to my desktop,…and I'm going to say Save.…And then there is another Illustrator options dialogue.…
And this is where you need to tick this…
Eran shows how to decode a client brief, perform storyboarding in Illustrator, and then transition the design to After Effects for animation. Along the way, he weaves in tips, shortcuts, and professional techniques that will amaze both veteran After Effects users and new motion graphics artists.
- Analyzing a client brief
- Designing a storyboard with Illustrator
- Automating animations with Animation Composer
- Creating custom particles with Particular
- Crashing simulations using Newton