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  • copy path from illustrator into after effects?

     John Cuevas updated 8 years ago 2 Members · 2 Posts
  • Ralph Zakib

    November 24, 2013 at 9:44 pm

    I am on Adobe CC.

    I am trying to copy a path I made in illustrator into after effects, but it isn’t working for me.

    I made a path on illustrator, closed it, selected it, managed to paste it within illustrator so it’s in the clipboard.

    I went into after effects, but ‘edit..paste’ is greyed out.

    Then within illustrator I tried- edit..preferences..file handling and clipboard..
    AICB was unticked and “preserve appearance and overprints” was chosein instead of “preserve paths”. I ticked AICB and chose “preserve paths” did ok.

    Still though, a path I can copy/paste within illustrator, doesn’t seem to paste into after effects. The paste option in after effects is greyed out so I can’t copy from illustrator and psate to after effects, though i’m able to paste within illustrator, or within after effects.

  • John Cuevas

    November 25, 2013 at 2:41 am

    Create a solid first and paste to that.

    Johnny Cuevas, Editor
    Thinkck.com

    “I have not failed 700 times. I have succeeded in proving that those 700 ways will not work. When I have eliminated the ways that will not work, I will find the way that will work.”
    —THOMAS EDISON on inventing the light bulb.

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