Learn how to import Illustrator files into Adobe After Effects and access your source files, manipulate keyframes, add expression
to the parameter.
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The next I want to do is import an illustrator file. Here in my project bin, I will select the illustrator folder so I can import the comp directly to this folder. So from the file pull down, I will import file and navigate to where I have my source project. In chapter 1, I can find my illustrator files in the illustrator folder. I will choose Inky.clouds, instead of just a composition, I will import them as crop layers. Opening it, not only gives me a folder of the illustrator layers but also gives me a composition. I will simply move the composition down the pre comps folder in my project pane.
Next, I will open up that folder to reveal it and double click. Here, I can see all the different layers from the illustrator folder, I could go into each one this layers, type in P on the keyboard, reveal the perimeter for position, clicking on stopwatch enables key frames for this layer. Now I can move my play head to anywhere on the timeline and move this layer to create an animation between two key frames.
I will click zero on the number pad to start a quick run preview. I will type zero again to the stop the run preview. If you are using a laptop, you may need to use function M if you do not have a number pad on your keyboard.