I wanted to follow pluralsight tutorials about After Effects to brush up on my skills. I did not want to use the assets given to me so I made them from scratch using illustrator.
I set up layers for the different shapes in the illustrator file then imported the assets into after effects. Then I converted the illustrator file into layer comps which puts every layer in illustrator into individual vector layers in after effects. Then I did a straight forward animation in after effects.
I will use the pluralsight tutorials to develop different techniques for animations. I plan to animate all the icons for future use in transitions in my demo reel or buttons as I develop my website.