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Importing an Illustrator CS6 in After Effects CS6

May 24, 2012 11:48 AM

When I import the file into After Effects CS6 I only see a black scree and you can move the squares. What am I doing wrong?

 

 

Thanks,

 

 

Joe.

 
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    May 24, 2012 12:48 PM   in reply to twtybrd678

    If your illustrator art is just black lines it will be hard to see unless you change the background color.

     

    A little more info about your AI files would help. You can import as footage or, if the AI files are layered importing as a comp may be a good option.

     
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    May 24, 2012 10:34 PM   in reply to twtybrd678

    As Rick said, black on black looks - well - black. Enable transparency preview to verify. If there is something else going on, we need more info...

     

    Mylenium

     
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    May 25, 2012 7:27 AM   in reply to twtybrd678

    Your file is in CMYK. AE only deals with RGB.

     

    Mylenium

     
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    May 25, 2012 10:28 AM   in reply to twtybrd678

    In CS6, the import creates groups within the layer. You should be able to open those groups and do some manipulation.

     

    If you're looking to split the objects into separate layers, then you need to go back to your Illustrator file and in the layers use the "Release to Layers" menu command. That will give you individual layers in AE. Tutorial on that method: http://illustrator.digitalmedianet.com/articles/viewarticle.jsp?id=309 23

     
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