Troubles with layers when importing form Illustrtor to Animate

Explorer ,
Nov 06, 2019 Nov 06, 2019

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Hello,

 

I'm learnig Adobe Animate and I'm facing the following challenge.

 

In Illustrator I create two layers and create a simple infographics. One layer is for the background and the other is for the object that I plan to Animate.

 

But when I import the Illustrator file to Animate there is only one layer (Layer 1).

 

For your info: When I import the Illustrator file (File/Import to stage) I choose the following settings:

  • Select all layers
  • Animate layers
  • Place objects at original positions

 

Can anyone help me troubleshoot this?

 

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Explorer , Nov 20, 2019 Nov 20, 2019
Hi, indeed. If I use Animate 2020 (suddenly I have Animate 2019 and Animate 2020 in my Creative Cloud) I can import files saved as Adobe Animate 2020 CC. Thank you all.

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Nov 06, 2019 Nov 06, 2019

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attach a screenshot showing you ticked" select all layers "

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Nov 06, 2019 Nov 06, 2019

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Thanks for the answer. Here the two screenshhots: AI and AN

 

AI file (it has two layesrs: Background and Object)

AI.png

and AN file (importing to stage)

AN.png

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Nov 06, 2019 Nov 06, 2019

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Don't import it, just copy it from illustrator and paste it into animate. 

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Nov 06, 2019 Nov 06, 2019

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i'm at adobe max about to ta my 4th ai to animate workshop and out of the 200-300 attendees importing their multilayer work into animate none, to my knowledge, has encountered a problem using the import dialog.

 

i'm having trouble seeing everything i would like to see (because of the small screens on my end) but make sure that 2 layered ai file has been saved (as an ai file).  then in animate, make sure you're importing to the stage, NOT the library.

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Explorer ,
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Hey guys,

 

I have figure it out!!

 

The problem was that the AI file was saved as Illustrator2020. When I changed that to Illustrator CC (Legacy) it all worked fine with importing it to stage in Animate.

 

I was however not very happy to save AI file as Illustrator CC (Legacy) but if it works it works.

 

Hopefully I did the right thing and nothing else is broken beacuse of that.

Best, M

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or update animate to 2020

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Adobe Employee ,
Nov 07, 2019 Nov 07, 2019

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Hi, as kglad suggested please update your Animate to Animate 2020 in order to work with Illustrator 2020 files.

 

Thanks!

Mohan

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Hi, indeed. If I use Animate 2020 (suddenly I have Animate 2019 and Animate 2020 in my Creative Cloud) I can import files saved as Adobe Animate 2020 CC.

 

Thank you all.

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you're welcome.

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