Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
supaidaaman

How to get into path editing mode AE

Recommended Posts

Described here: http://help.adobe.com/en_US/AfterEffects/9.0/WSB84FDCBA-A10B-4c88-9FDF-E480ABAE5D05a.html#WSAFB76408-7396-4cfd-94A4-919EE1A87908a (DESCRIBED BY PICTURE D)

 

I want to edit a rectangular shape patch (a vertex on the shape)

 

But for the life of me I cannot get into the path editing mode.

 

This is making me feel really stupid, im convinced im losing my mind, I know Ive done this before.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

[a] just brings up the anchor point, and double clicking doesnt work.

 

I made a new shape and I was able to edit the points fine.

 

BUT!

 

I guess you cannot edit the vertexes on the preset square tool shape...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Its strange that in that adobe doc they use a star (making it seem like you can use the star preset tool and still be able to edit a path)

 

Curses!

 

Harry had it mostly right, but not quite. You can create shapes with the shape tools that you can then edit as normal paths. You just have to hold down Alt or Option when you create them.

 

from "Create a shape or mask by dragging with shape tools":

"When you create a shape by dragging with a shape tool in the Composition panel, you create a parametric shape path. To instead create a Bezier shape path, press the Alt (Windows) or Option (Mac OS) key before you click to begin dragging. You can release the key before you complete the drag operation. All mask paths are Bezier paths."

 

from "About shapes and shape layers":

"Shape paths have two varieties: parametric shape paths and Bezier shape paths. Parametric shape paths are defined numerically, by properties that you can modify and animate after drawing, in the Timeline panel. Bezier shape paths are defined by a collection of vertices (path points) and segments that you can modify in the Composition panel. You work with Bezier shape paths in the same way that you work with mask paths. All mask paths are Bezier paths."

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...