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Illustrator file not updating

Participant ,
Mar 24, 2022 Mar 24, 2022

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I imported an AI file into AE, i then added a new layer in my AI doucument, but it won't appear in my AE document, i've tried importing as composition (retain layer size), as footage too, also tried relaoding footage, nothing seems to work, any help much appreciated

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Mar 24, 2022 Mar 24, 2022

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the only thing that seems to work is if i close both programs and reopen

 

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Mar 24, 2022 Mar 24, 2022

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Hi nadrojxinnam,

 

Thanks for writing in.

If you imported your Illustrator file as Footage, then it should import new layers without any problem.

Unfortunately, if you imported your Illustrator file as a Composition, reloading those layers won't import your new layers. Also if you imported with Retain Layer Sizes, your layers within the composition won't update their position, only the content.

If it doesn't update the file even if you imported it as Footage, I'd recommend resetting the preferences and clearing the media cache of After Effects. 

Hope it helps. Let us know if there are any other questions.

 

Thanks,

Nishu

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Jan 23, 2023 Jan 23, 2023

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Huh? After Effects always updated layers when importing the Illustrator file as a compostion. This makes little sense that I woudl have to reboot AE everytime I make a change to an Illustrator file. 

Can someone look into this. It is making it very hard for me to update 2 projects I am working on.

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Mar 24, 2022 Mar 24, 2022

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have you tried Purging All Memory & disk cache  ?

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