I import an ai file into after effects. I want to convert it to a shape layer.bWhen I go to the layer drop down and click on create shape layer from vector layer I get the following " Could not create outlines. Empty or unsupported content.
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What is in that AI file? If it's a placed jpg (for example), it's not going to do much, is it?
This can also happen with unsupported features in your vector layer like raster effects or 3D effects. Try creating a simple rectangle in AI, import that as a comp and see if that works. If it does then try turning off any effects on the layers you are having problems with until you get something that will convert to a shape layer.