I'm new to After Effects and am rather boggled by its complexity. I have searched this question and didn't find it in the forum.
I created a path in Illustrator and pasted it into the position property of a shape object. The path works just as I wanted it to as a motion path. However, the default first vertex was not where I wanted it, so I selected the one I wanted to set as the first vertex, but the switch to do so was grayed out. I did have only one vertex selected.
Does anyone have a solution or an explanation?
I'm using a Macbook Pro with a dual core chip and 8GB of RAM, AE CS5, OS X 10.6.8.
That's how I solved the problem, by reordering keyframes, and it works as planned. I was wondering if the graying out of the swiwtch has to do with imported paths.
If I may ask pose a different but related problem here, when I draw paths (not as masks but as shape layers) in AE, copy and then paste them into a property such as position, I get a new layer and not a motion path. I do have the shape path selected in the timeline, but still get a new layer. Pasting in an open path made in Illustrator works in the same comp, however.
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