Overlord Release Marks a New Era in After Effects
Available now at http://battleaxe.co/overlord
Overlord is a set of two panels that, when both open, create a portal between Illustrator and After Effects. This mystical Stargate allows the transfer of shapes as you need them, while animating, without the need for file organization, importing, converting to shape layers or redrawing. This is the vector workflow you imagined when working with apps created by the same company.
Ae shape layers may also be transferred back to Illustrator for editing with more robust drawing tools. Think of it as Illustrator becoming a plugin for After Effects.
With support for editable text, swatches (as a guide or Ray Dynamic Color) and guides.