Placing vector in After Effects results in grey box

The simple solution is to avoid using gradients and other effects on your AI file as After Effects does not decode the color combination thus turning them into gray. Make sure your images are plane colors in AI, once you convert to shape layer, you can apply gradient in AE. Hope this helps!

How do I show a vector in After Effects?

In this quick tutorial we’ll show you how to use it.

  1. Import an . ai, . eps, or . pdf file. …
  2. Move the vector file to your composition. Simply drag and drop.
  3. Select ‘Continuously Rasterize’. It’s the box that looks like a sun. If you can’t see it select the “Toggle Switches / Modes” button at the bottom of your comp layer.

How do I import a vector file into After Effects?

Open After Effects and go to File > Import > File. Select your Illustrator file and, at the bottom where it says Import As, make sure to select Composition – Retain Layer Sizes.

Why is my vector art blurry in After Effects?

No matter how much you zoom into it, it will look pixelated because AE is not a vector-based software like AI. So go to composition settings (CTRL+K) and change your comp dimensions to something like 1920×1080 px and then scale up the logo inside it with Continuously Rasterize on and you will get it clear and well.

How do I turn a vector into a shape layer in After Effects?

Convert an Illustrator layer into a shape layer

  1. Select the Illustrator layer to convert.
  2. Go to Layer > Create > Create Shapes from Vector Layer.
  3. Open and adjust the layer options for the newly created shape layer to take advantage of the unique animation possibilities provided by shape layers.

Is a path a vector?

In graphics design, a vector path is a drawn or generated outline that represents a series of smooth straight (vector) lines instead of raster dots (or bitmap dots). Therefore, the paths are independent of resolution.