I've rendered all my passes in Maya, using the settings I used in class. My rendered images have alpha channels, I double checked them in Photoshop.
However, when I import them as TIFF sequences into AE, it doesn't recognize the alpha channel and ask me how I want it imported the way it should. If I import them as single images, then it does.
I'm new to AE, so I'm probably missing a button or setting, but everything I've found online has been real general and not at all specific. Any thoughts as to what I'm overlooking?