6 Replies Latest reply on Aug 9, 2016 7:04 PM by Roei Tzoref

    Importing *.ai files in newest AE update seems buggy -- help!

    jarombra@gmail.com Level 1

      Can someone explain to me why all of a sudden importing Illustrator files as 'Composition' into After Effects results in each layer of that Illustrator file importing as what appears to be individual footage items?

       

      Take a look at this screenshot to see what I mean -- usually those are little yellow Illustrator icons:

       

      Screen Shot 2016-08-09 at 6.07.16 PM.png

       

      Then why I try to 'Create Shapes from Vector Layer', I get this error, and my item stack whites out.

      Screen Shot 2016-08-09 at 6.07.04 PM.png

       

      I tried importing a simpler Illustrator file with just one layer, and it came in as usual with the yellow Ai icon, but when I dragged it into my comp, After Effects crashed:

      Screen Shot 2016-08-09 at 6.18.14 PM.png

       

      Thanks forum -- I'll keep troubleshooting it and see if I can work around this bizarre issue.