8 Replies Latest reply on Dec 22, 2016 8:05 AM by Roei Tzoref

    Importing a simple line from Illustrator into After Effects changes the stroke to fill

    LittleBigMeta

      Hello,

       

      I am trying to animate a simple line structure in After Effects, that I drew in Illustrator. I am using a 3 pt. round stroke, which is aligned to the center and has rounded joins and caps. The lines have no fill whatsoever, and only have a stroke. When I import the .ai file into AE as a composition, I choose "create shapes from vector layer". Now, in theory, When I expand the contents and the group drop down menus, I should see an option for stroke, but in reality I see an option for fill in its place. When I go to animate this line with "trim paths", it animates the fill and not the stroke. I am running After Affects 2017 and Illustrator 2017.