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v1.x Battle Axe Overlord

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Battle Axe Overlord
  
Battle Axe Overlord

Vector workflow salvation

Overlord lets you transfer Illustrator elements directly into After Effects without importing files. Text and gradients supported for the first time ever.

Overlord.

An invisible connection system; a mystical portal between Illustrator and After Effects.
Transfer shapes as you need them without importing, converting or redrawing. The vector workflow you imagined between apps created by the same company.
Work with shapes, not files.

Engage with the Overlord

It is now possible to move layers back and forth between After Effects with the flexibility you always dreamed of.

Believe the unimaginable. Awaken the wonder of your soul. Leave work on time for once.

Features

Shapes from Ai

Organize layers or don’t, vector shapes are now animatable with a single click.
Shapes from Ae Use Illustrator vector tools to edit Ae shape layers with more power than endless twirling.

Shapes from Ae

Use Illustrator vector tools to edit Ae shape layers with more power than endless twirling.
Ai Gradients Unavailable in the standard Ai import, Linear and Radial gradients are possible for the first time.

Ai Gradients

Unavailable in the standard Ai import, Linear and Radial gradients are possible for the first time.

Editable text

Never have to retype a single word again. Unavailable in the standard Ai import.
Ray Dynamic Color Transfer swatches as guide layers to color-pick or as Ray Dynamic Color palettes. 

Ray Dynamic Color

Transfer swatches as guide layers to color-pick or as Ray Dynamic Color palettes.
Split layers Split shapes into separate layers during transfer and preserve object/group naming you spent so much time on.

Split layers

Split shapes into separate layers during transfer and preserve object/group naming you spent so much time on.

Ellipse/Rectangle

Automatically detect parametric rectangles and ellipses for added flexibility.
Anchor points Center anchors to the object center by adjusting the internal transform or add layer to the comp center during transfer.

Anchor points

Center anchors to the object center by adjusting the internal transform or add layer to the comp center during transfer.
Import Guides Transfer baselines and proportion grids with a click. Unavailable to the standard Ai import.

Import Guides

Transfer baselines and proportion grids with a click. Unavailable to the standard Ai import.

Learning

Use Overlord without ever reading a manual. But if understanding how stuff works is your thing, then dive deep into the hidden mysteries.

USER GUIDE

After Effects and Illustrator CC2014+

How to Turn Illustrator Designs into Motion Masterpieces

In this tutorial, freelance artist Emonee LaRussa is going to show you how to take vector artwork created in Illustrator and add a little motion!  For easy one click import of shape layers, she uses Battle Axe Overlord.  You can follow along using the free project files and assets.

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