When I import an Illustrator file into After Effects, I have the option to use Continous Rasterize on that layer. However, when I paste that AI file into PS, as a Smart Object, and then import that layer as footage into AE, I do not have the option to turn on Continous Rasterize in AE. It's a Smart Object that links back to the original AI file. Shouldn't I have Continous Rasterize available to me? Do I need to set my project settings differently in PS?
Shouldn't I have Continous Rasterize available to me?
No. A layer is just a layer is just a layer. That's all AE sees from the PSD file - the rasterized layer preview. It doesn't know or care where the file originated. If you must use AI content with CR, then import it natively. Whatever you do in PS with your SO wouldn't come over to AE, anyway, once you clicked the layer switch. Read up on AE's rendering order in the help.