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convert a AI layer into a mask

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Jul 14, 2020

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Hey everyone, 

I have this problem, I have imported an illustrator file on AE.

I'm trying to convert the layers into a mask, but I can't. I can only convert them into a shape layer, and when I'm trying from a shape layer, I have a rectangle around my shape, but not actually the shape itself. 

How can I fix this, please? 

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convert a AI layer into a mask

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Hey everyone, 

I have this problem, I have imported an illustrator file on AE.

I'm trying to convert the layers into a mask, but I can't. I can only convert them into a shape layer, and when I'm trying from a shape layer, I have a rectangle around my shape, but not actually the shape itself. 

How can I fix this, please? 

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Instead of opening the AI file in AE, just copy and paste the path from
Illustrator into After Effects. In order to do this, go to the preferences
in Illustrator and go to Files and Clipboard prefs. In here select AICB and
choose the option to Preserve Paths.

You should now be able to copy the path in AI and then Paste it in AE.

cheers,

Angie Taylor

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