Full support for importing Illustrator paths as shape paths
While it is technically possible to paste Illustrator paths into After Effects as shape paths, the method is very convoluted when multiple paths are involved. Using the CC apps for their intended purposes is the most efficient workflow. Adobe could do users a huge favor by supporting a easier method of importing/pasting Illustrator paths as shape paths into After Effects.
Blaise Piyathanapong commented
Would be great if copying and pasting paths, shapes, and outlined text from Illustrator transfer over to After Effects as workable comp or layer.