AfterEffects People !
This has been driving me NUTS.
Is it possible to have the equivalent of a vector-based compound path (like in illustrator, where multiple objects are manipulated as one object) on ONE layer in AfterEffects?
The reason I'm asking is because I can't find a way to paste a compound path from Illustrator into AfterEffects without it generating as many layers as there are objects. As such, I have no way of using the sum of the parts to create a single layer mask. I'm aware of layer > pre compose, yet that produces flattened, non vector/path artwork.