I am trying to create a shape layer out of a vector layer. When I import my .ai file to AE cs6, add it to a compisition, right click selecting create shape from vector layer I get a grey box. I am assuming this is a transparency issue in Illustrator, but I never use Illustrator so I cant figure out how to fix it. Any help would be great.
It's kind of a bug with the current implementation. It will ignore any transparency set in the ai file. So you have to drill into the shapes of the shape layers and change the opacities manually. You probably just have a box you can turn off or lower the opacity of to see the other artwork.
Annoying but hopefully they'll fix it soon.
hope that helps!
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