Importing an Illustrator file into After Effects

Importing a layered Illustrator file into After Effects can be a confusing task given the number of options available. This process gets more complicated again if additions are later made to the Illustrator file. This video explores everything needed to successfully import Illustrator files into After Effects and how best to update them if needed.

TIMELINE

0:00 – Intro

  • Overview of Illustrator file
  • Elements to be later controlled within After Effects should be put on their own Illustrator layer

0:58 – Methods of importing files into After Effects

1:22 – Import example #1

  • Import Kind: Footage
  • Layer Options: Merged Layers

2:16 – Import example #2

  • Import Kind: Footage
  • Layer Options: Choose Layer
  • Footage Dimensions: Layer Size

3:20 – Import example #3

  • Import Kind: Footage
  • Layer Options: Choose Layer
  • Footage Dimensions: Document Size

4:32 – Import example #4

  • Import Kind: Composition
  • Footage Dimensions: Layer Size

6:00 – Import example #5

  • Import Kind: Composition
  • Footage Dimensions: Document Size

7:06 – Updating an Illustrator layer

8:54 – Adding content to an Illustrator file

ORIGINAL FILE:

https://www.freepik.com/free-vector/house-cross-section-illustration-of-home-interior-and-furniture_3266701.htm (Designed by Vectorpouch)


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