I'm trying to shape morph a circle into 8 circles. So, the way I was planning to do this is to use the mask keyframe on a fill layer.
However I ran into a problem with actually pasting the 8 circles (I made them in Illustrator). After Effects pastes them as 8 separate masks, when the result I actually want is one single mask. How can I paste 8 different paths into a single vector mask?