I am trying to create a shape layer in after effects cs6 from an illustrator file. However whenever I click 'create shape from vector layer' a warning pops up that says: after effects warning: could not create outline. Empty or unsupported content.
I made sure I have selected the .ai layer. I tried turning 3d on and off and it still gives me this message.
is it because the ai file is in cs5?
What does the file contain? How was it saved? Could be specific...
well it's a text file.. I rasterized the file and that allowed me to make the shape layer, however once I did that, it just gave me a solid box
Look up Shape Layer in the help system. Your text must be converted to an outline before it can be used as a shape. Rasterization is the opposite.