Is there a way, to export grouped items out as a png file? I got like 19 artboards with a lot of groups on each. All these groups has to be png files, so I can animate them in After Effects.
Right now I am copy/pasting the groups into a new illustrator file saying "save for web and devices" but it takes to long time if there is an easier way
You could use slices.
If you make layers out of your groups, you could use this: http://www.ericson.net/content/2011/06/export-illustrator-layers-andor -artboards-as-pngs-and-pdfs/