Well, why use the Library at all when you are working with local assets? Your workflow simply doesn't make any sense.
It makes all sense in the world
I have my icons as illustrator files (I said photshop file above- wrong of me) which makes me able to change the icons at any time the client changes their mind.
When I change the icon it goes into photoshop where I have the settings bar as a photshop file inside my layout file, and from there into after effects where my animation is. It all stays connected and changes made at any place in the workflow will take affect in an instant.
Creative cloud is brilliant this way!
I also collaborate with my colleague which can access all files and do changes without having to export them to me each time.
Why import as a PNG? Why not import as an Illustrator file, which can be continuously rasterized?
That's exactly what the issue is about. The file I dragged in from libraries, in After effects, is a psd-file that I continously work on. But when I drag it it, After effects converts it to a PNG with really low resolution.
I thought you corrected yourself and said you were importing an Illustrator document.
Are you telling us that when you import an Illustrator document, AE automatically converts it to a PNG file?
The Creative cloud library is still in development. If you want to be able to scale something to 300% and not have it fall apart then you need to be creating your library assets in Illustrator. Shape layers from Photoshop come in as pixels, even when you import the PSD as a composition shapes are turned into pixels. If you save a psd as an eps file you can import as a comp and turn on CR. Shapes will be continuously rasterized. There is no current support for dragging shape layers in Photoshop into the Library and having them remain vectors so your workflow is flawed.
You can, however, open a Photoshop file in Illustrator, convert to vectors, then drag shape layers into a library and have them remain vectors unless incompatible effects have been applied.
I imported a psd file (a settings bar) that contains illustrator files (icons). All files are inside my creative cloud to let me update them as I go.
Ok I see your point. However, I have already managed to import several psd files from my creative cloud. And they turn out perfectly. In the project tree they have a psd icon and in my working area they have the correct size (same image size they have in photshop).
This time, After effects have turned my psd file into a png file for no particular reason from what I can see, since it's worked with all my other psd files. And I dont see where the small size comes from. It converts my psd file into 248 x 34 px. Why? Is there somewhere I can change the import size?
Offcourse one can't scale up a png 300%. But the psd file is 1440 x 200 px so I shouldnt have to scale it if After effects gave me the correct size of the file.