2 Replies Latest reply on Oct 3, 2014 2:19 AM by Rick Gerard

    Is there any way to export/copy paths from AE to Illustrator?

    mellemelin Level 1

      So it's not about copying paths from illustrator to AE, it's the other way around. So I have made some shapes in AE and want to copy them into illustrator, does that work?

        • 1. Re: Is there any way to export/copy paths from AE to Illustrator?
          Mylenium Most Valuable Participant

          Sure. Though you will have to make sure your artboard size matches the comp size in AE. You may also need to copy&paste something from AI to the clipboard first before being able to do the same from AE... Some weird initialization issue occasionally.

           

          Mylenium

          • 2. Re: Is there any way to export/copy paths from AE to Illustrator?
            Rick Gerard Adobe Community Professional & MVP

            First, your shape layer must be a bezier path or a RotoBezier path. If you used the polygon or ellipse tools to create the shape layer then you must convert the shapes to a path. Second, if the shape path is animated then you must select a single keyframe and copy that. Third, inside Illustrator the easiest way to get this to work is to select the pen tool, create a single point, then paste. If you have an animated path and you select the entire path so that all keyframes are highlighted, then you will get this:

            Adobe After Effects 8.0 Keyframe Data

             

             

              Units Per Second 30

              Source Width 1

              Source Height 1

              Source Pixel Aspect Ratio 1

              Comp Pixel Aspect Ratio 1

             

             

             

             

            End of Keyframe Data

            So to make this work every time make sure that your shape layer path is a Path and not a shape, set at least one keyframe, copy that keyframe, start a path in AI with the pen tool and paste.