I have a question: is there a possibility to import new layers to composition from updated Illustrator file?
For example: Client gives me an emblem in Adobe Illustrator file. I edit the emblem so that I have 4 parts of it in different layers (to animate separately). Then I import AI file to After Effects and start animation. After client reviews the work he suddenly comes up with idea to add a 5th element to the emblem and animate it separately. And here the problems start. I would like to edit AI files by adding 5th layer in it. And then, after saving it I would like it to be automatically updated in After Effects composition. So that 5th layer will appear in AE.
And I don't know whether there is a possibility to do something like this or not.
What I do now is just save this 5th element as a separate file and import it to AE separately. Usually it's ok to do like this.
But sometimes when I have very complicated scene to animate (with 50+ layers) I would like the update process to be a but more automated to have more flexibility in the project and keep consistent and ordered project files.
Thank you in advance for possible solutions or advices!
It seems like I just answered this question a few days ago. Here's the only workflow that makes sense if you are adding layers to an Illustrator file imported as a composition and animated:
Careful naming of the comps and the layers will make this easier. This is the only way I know of to maintain position of the new layers.
Thank you, Rick!
This will definitely work better.
Still not enough flexibility, I think. I'll better describe this problem in Adobe ideas. Maybe they'll implement a nice solution in future