I have a illustrator file with a few layers containing "paths" or brushstrokes. In illustrator, if I turn off the stroke, I have only the paths. Good. When I import that to AE as a Comp, select the layer and try to "Create Shapes from Vector Layer" it give an warning: "Could not create outlines. Empty or unsupported content". If I go back to Illustrator, turn back on the stroke, then the layer will Create Shapes, BUT they are all closed outlines of the original brushstrokes.
If I cut and paste from Illustrator I get:
With stroke on - closed masks NG for sequentially stroking in AE –
With strokes off, the correct paths but as masks. Thats OK, but I really want to have the paths in a Shape Layer so I can wiggle and trim etc.
Is "Create Shapes from Vector Layer" only for closed shapes? Or does the problem lie in Illustrator (in which I am admittedly not an expert) ?