After Effects won't recognize a variable width profile from Illustrator (whether it's a preset or a custom one created with the Width Tool). Here's a video with an approach that help for drawing your stroke inside After Effects CreativeCOW
Wow... I was afraid of that. Thank you very much for the clarification.
Thanks for the tutorial you recommend, but it doesn't work for me to move a character's arm. Also, there are properties in that version that are no longer available in this year's version.
With today's tools, how can I draw a trace from After Effects and give it width in some of its parts, without losing the vectors? I don't know if you understand me-
I hope you can help me.
Are you set on using After Effects? If so, I can move this thread to the After Effects forum. An alternative would be to use Animate CC. You can make paths with strokes of variable widths and animate them in Animate.
Don't worry, if I can't find a solution myself I will, thank you!
That advice from Animate CC can be very helpful. The problem is, I've never used it. Could I pass vectors from Animate CC to After Effects? I suppose there would be the same problem as with AI.... Oh my God, today is not my day hahahaha.
Anyway, thanks a lot, Myra. I have learned new things today! If I can't find a solution, I will open a discussion in the After Effects forum, to see what I can do.
Again, thank you!
You can only get rendered animations from Animate to After Effects. If you're looking to animate characters using vectors (either the strokes or the fills or both), Animate is really the tool for you.