Illustrator outlines to After Effects?

Become a member of the CGSociety

Connect, Share, and Learn with our Large Growing CG Art Community. It's Free!

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 11 November 2008   #1
Illustrator outlines to After Effects?

I'm trying to figure out how to get my outline paths from Illustrator to After Effects.

I tryed making an outline path in Illustrator, and exporting it as an AI. However, the imported image is automatically rasterized and I lose my outlines.

The tutorial i'm working on says:

1. Create Logo Outline Path using Illustrator. (It is Single Path)
2. Create a New Composition. (640x480)
3. Create a Black New Solid. (640x480)
4. Copy and Paste to Mask Path from Illustrator.

So... How the heck do I inadvertently select the entire mask path, and exclude the raster image? x.x Maybe I'm looking too hard into this. I'm sure it's a simple issue.
Old 11 November 2008   #2
I don't follow. It says "Copy&Paste", not "Import", which are two completely different things. "Copy&Paste" refers to inserting items via the clipboard whose functions are accessible in the "Edit" menu in pretty much any app on that planet. This sort of roundtripping is used for a variety of processes between different Adobe apps, so read up on which app supports which data types via the clipboard.

[Pour Mylène, ange sur terre]

Old 11 November 2008   #3
If you're trying to paste an Illustrator spline onto a mask shape/mask path in AE, make sure that you have the actual mask shape/mask path (the word) in the timeline prior to pasting it.
If you just have the layer selected, it may not work.

Mylenium, you're fielding all the pop-flies over here, aren't you?
Old 11 November 2008   #4
Hmm I'm not sure. I think the tutorials are translations. This is the original site with the tutorial. I'm currently stuck on step 5.

Evidentally it's supposed to look like this:

Any insight would be great :3 I'm not very well versed in AE yet.
Old 11 November 2008   #5
Mr. Ayato's tips are cryptic, indeed, but that part is easy. Create the text in AI. Convert it to outlines. Merge the individual letters into a contiguous path using Pathfinder and manual vertex join operations. Then simply select the path with the move tool, copy it to the clipboard. Switch over to AE. Create a solid. Use Paste to insert the path from the clipboard as a mask. Now add the Vegas effect and have it reference that mask as laid out in the tutorial...

[Pour Mylène, ange sur terre]

Old 11 November 2008   #6
Thread automatically closed

This thread has been automatically closed as it remained inactive for 12 months. If you wish to continue the discussion, please create a new thread in the appropriate forum.
CGTalk Policy/Legalities
Note that as CGTalk Members, you agree to the terms and conditions of using this website.
Thread Closed share thread

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Society of Digital Artists

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2006,
Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Minimize Ads
Forum Jump

All times are GMT. The time now is 01:52 AM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.