Everything You Need To Know About Getting Illustrator Content Into After Effects

A great way to layout and start a project is by using Adobe Illustrator’s Content feature. This allows you the freedom of being able to bring your content into After Effects later for extra creativity!

Imagine the possibilities! That is what you’re thinking, but it can be complicated. There’s actually quite a lot to know about not only designing Illustrator content and bringing it into Ae; not as cut-and dried as one would think at first glance though…

If you’re looking for a way to bring in Illustrator content, Amy Sundin has the answer. Learn about all of her tips and tricks on working with EPS files as well converting them into other formats like RGB or transrating before importing into After Effects!

how layers in Illustrator translate to layers in AE, the different ways to import your AI file

Explode Shape Layers is an incredible new program that gives you control over your shape layers. It allows for greater precision and removal of the Art Board in Ai!

After Effects has a long history of being the go-to program for professionals who want to create incredible graphics. Now, with version 3 comes an especially cool feature: converting any .ai layer in After effects into shape layers! This means no more right clicking and choosing “create shapes from vector layer”. Conversion is as simple as selecting your paths or colours–it’s much faster than before when you had degenerate Layers then going into Adobe Illustrator CS4+ where all these new tools exist out there waiting to be used (suchAs Bevels Edges Filters Masks.).
And since this process becomes instantaneous once v3 goes live on release day….you may find yourself actually doing some work while rendering video instead of forever.

Check out the tutorial over at School Of Motion here.