Dragging icon from CC library into AE - icon does not retain label name

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I have made an icon in Illustrator and put it into my Adobe CC library, I labeled it in the libary. When I go to AE and drag it into my project, it does not retain the label I gave it and instead reverts to "Artwork 1"

 

Can someone tell me why the icon does not retain the label I assigned in the Adobe Library?

 

Thanks very much!

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Adobe Community Professional , Nov 21, 2020 Nov 21, 2020

Start by naming everything in Illustrator. 

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The original file names are always preserved. 

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Rick, thanks for your reply, but I am not sure what you mean.  

 

I made an illustrator file with 10 icons.  The file name for the illustrator file is "01 icons."  I dragged each icon into the CC library separately.  I then named each icon a unique name in the CC library.  When dragged into AE, every icon's name (regardless of its name in the library) changes to "Artwork 1."  

 

I am participating in a tutorial.  The prof does not have this problem-when he drags his icons from the CC library to AE, the icon name is preserved from the library.  Curious where I am going wrong.

 

 

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Start by naming everything in Illustrator. 

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Nov 22, 2020 Nov 22, 2020

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Rick, thanks!  That worked!  

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I have been dealing with this issue FOREVER....but this solution does not work for me. In fact, I ALWAYS build my library assets from files within Illustrator, and then use them in after effects. For the last several years now, I've been having the really annoying Artwork 1 naming problem. Infuriating, since I take the time to name everything in illustrator, and then have to do it AGAIN in after effects. Any help is appreciated!

 

I am guilty of mixing versions (screw me for wanting a consistent product and not wanting to update mid-project, right?) but this has been a consistent problem throughout many versions, matching and mixed.

 

Thanks!

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To clarify - 

 

I open an artwork file that I want to strip elements out of in Illustrator.

I then select elements I want, and drag them into the Library Panel.

I then rename the elements within the library panel (inside of Illustrator).

Then when I use those elements in After Effects, they come into my project as Artwork 1.

 

What am I doing wrong? Is this not how libraries is supposed to work?

 

Thanks.

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Hi. This does not work, and should be unmarked as the solution. Perhaps it worked before, but it certainly does not work now, and hasn't for a long time now. I've always just sucked it up and renamed everything again in After Effects, but now I have a large list of items that I need to pull double-duty for, which is why I came searching here for an answer.

 

This is on After Effects 22.2.1 (Build 3) and Illustrator 26.0.3

 

Regardless of where I name the items in the Library, After Effects imports them as "Artwork 1".

It doesn't matter if I drag the items in, or right-click them and choose "Add to Project". Everything always comes in as "Artwork 1".

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