Join Angie Taylor for an in-depth discussion in this video Options for saving files, part of Animated Character Design with Illustrator.
When you're saving your final file for animation in After Effects, it's fairly …straight forward. Really, you just want to go to File > …Save As, and save as a regular Illustrator file. …I'm going to just save it into this folder here, the Saving and Exporting …folder, I'll call it Save Export End. Okay? …And if we save it as an Illustrator file, that's going to maintain all the layers, …and all of that will be supported when you go into After Effects.…
Now, other formats that would be supported would be Illustrator EPS. …You could also save that as that. And there are also various other export …options that you can use. But really, to animate in After Effects, …you best save as an Illustrator file. When you click Save, you'll be presented …with the Illustrator Options dialog box, where you can choose various features. …Now, what I tend to do is, if I know that someone is going to be editing this file …and they don't have Illustrator CS5, I sometimes save it as a backward …compatible file. And in fact, all the files for this …
- Setting up the work area
- Bringing artwork into Illustrator
- Tracing artwork manually
- Creating complex shapes
- Working with paths
- Using Live Trace
- Coloring artwork
- Applying 3D effects
- Exporting artboards
- Options for saving files
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1. Setting Up the Work Area
2. Bringing Artwork into Illustrator
3. Tracing Artwork Manually
4. Creating Complex Shapes
5. Working with Paths
6. Using Live Trace
7. Coloring Artwork
8. Applying 3D Effects
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9. Finishing Touches
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