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yes i knew that, but i would still have to manually expand all the little triangles to manipulate them individually (which is what i need)
so is there a short cut to expand them all?
also, this may seem totally noob of me, but what i select a shape layer, is there a quicker way to manipulate the points without going into the shape and selecting the path?....when i select a layer the points are not visible until i do select the path
so a short cut to this tedious task would be amazing
that is nearly exactly what i want, but i need to expand the stroke options to change every single iteration to have round capped ends....which means manually expanding the stroke options
dont suppose there is another shortcut which expands all the options of stroke and not just those ones?
ooo.....ctrl` opens everything.....sweet
You could also put a keyframe on the options you want access to and then just hit U to bring them up without everything being opened...
...and this, which is pretty great: http://aescripts.com/bq_shape-layer-navigator/