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Importing A Larger Canvas Size From Illustrator to After Effects

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May 17, 2020

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In illustrator, I made a really tall 1920 by 8k piece with the intentions of animating it by rolling the camera down from the top to the bottom. How would I import this into after effects with a 1920 by 1080 document size while still retaining my illustrater composition size?

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Importing A Larger Canvas Size From Illustrator to After Effects

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In illustrator, I made a really tall 1920 by 8k piece with the intentions of animating it by rolling the camera down from the top to the bottom. How would I import this into after effects with a 1920 by 1080 document size while still retaining my illustrater composition size?

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Not sure what you think would be the problem. Nothing stops you from manually creating comps of whatever size you think you need beyond the "Retain document size" in the AI import options... No need to make it more complicated than that.

 

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All artwork in an Illustrator file to be used in Premiere Pro or After Effects must be inside the main artboard. The 1080 Illustrator template has a huge artboard behind the 1920 X 1080 artboard so you will end up with a standard HD comp when you import but none of the artwork will be cropped on import. If you create a different sized AI file there is nothing keeping you from changing the comp frame size after you import the file as a composition. The most useful option for most projects is to import retaining layer size. One last point, if you have not added any raster effects, like drop shadow, in AI, then you can turn on Continuous Rasterization and that will let you scale a vector layer to any size without worrying about a loss of quality you would get with an image or a video file scaled above 100%.

 

If you have any further questions look up preparing artwork for video in the forum search. There are lots of posts on the subject and some links to some petty good tutorials right here on the user forum.

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