3 Replies Latest reply: Apr 23, 2012 10:28 AM by Dave LaRonde RSS

    Problems working with layers when importing multi-layered Illustrator file.

    prancibald Community Member

      Pardon the beginner-ness, but I'm very new to AE and have been trying to solve this problem for a day.


      So I've got a file where I'm working with a bunch of tiny red dots from Illustrator. I put them all on their own layer so I could keyframe them individually. I've been struggling to get the setup right. I managed to import the file as a composition and retaining layer sizes. When I got into AE, I noticed it nested all the dots together. When I opened up that nested comp, I found all my individual layers, but I can't do anything with them. The layers in the timeline all have a blue bar (which I've never seen) and I can't zoom out the time ruler beyond 1 frame. Everything is just stuck there.


      I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong. Here's a pic of my AE window.


      Screen Shot 2012-04-23 at 10.17.18 AM.png


      Thanks for the help