Skip navigation
Currently Being Moderated

AI file not importing with layers?!

Mar 8, 2012 2:53 PM

I am trying to do a simple thing and that is import an AI file that contains layers.  When I import into After Effects I get the new Comp and I see just one AI file icon.  I can't figure out why my layers are not coming in.

 

Anyone got some ideas?

 
Replies
  • Currently Being Moderated
    Mar 8, 2012 2:59 PM   in reply to Van Garmon

    are you making sure that you're not importing as footage?  Also, is your atwork all on one layer in the AI file?

     
    |
    Mark as:
  • Currently Being Moderated
    Mar 8, 2012 3:09 PM   in reply to Van Garmon

    Just to make sure, when you look at your file in Illstrator, how many layers do you see in the "layers" panel? remember that you can expand each layer to have many more layers of arwork.  Those sub-layers won't drop in as separate layers in After Effects...

     
    |
    Mark as:
  • Currently Being Moderated
    Mar 8, 2012 4:52 PM   in reply to Van Garmon

    Make sure the document is RGB, not CMYK or LAB.

     
    |
    Mark as:
  • Currently Being Moderated
    Mar 9, 2012 5:39 AM   in reply to Van Garmon

    TimeRemapper is almost certainly correct.

     

    See this:

    http://forums.adobe.com/thread/415490

     
    |
    Mark as:
  • Currently Being Moderated
    Mar 9, 2012 11:00 AM   in reply to Van Garmon

    colorMode.png

     
    |
    Mark as:
  • Currently Being Moderated
    Mar 9, 2012 11:01 AM   in reply to TimeRemapper

    This might be a stupid question, but did you re-save after you changed it?  can you do a screen grab of your layers panel?

     
    |
    Mark as:
  • Currently Being Moderated
    Mar 9, 2012 11:48 AM   in reply to Van Garmon

    Hmm, well after the layer release it's set up right, though your top grab will definitely bring in only one layer... But the second one looks right... Try creating 3 new layers and copy and pasting the artowrk onto each layer...

     
    |
    Mark as:
  • Currently Being Moderated
    Mar 9, 2012 12:58 PM   in reply to Van Garmon

    Thanks for answering back with what worked for you.

     

    What version of Illustrator is this?

     
    |
    Mark as:

More Like This

  • Retrieving data ...

Bookmarked By (0)

Answers + Points = Status

  • 10 points awarded for Correct Answers
  • 5 points awarded for Helpful Answers
  • 10,000+ points
  • 1,001-10,000 points
  • 501-1,000 points
  • 5-500 points