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Tom Fox
Finishing an unfinished path
on Aug 4, 2015 at 1:24:22 pm

Hello All,

I have been drawing a bezier path and accidentally deselected it. I cannot seem to select the end point in order to continue drawing the path. It only wants to start a new one.

I would have thought shift-clicking or some such would work but no such luck. Surely it must be something incredibly simple....


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Mark Spencer
Re: Finishing an unfinished path
on Aug 4, 2015 at 1:33:40 pm

You can't add more points after the end point of an open shape once you've created it. But you can add more intermediate points - option-click or double-click anywhere on the line. So you can drag your last point out of the way, then add more points before it.

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Mark Spencer
Freelance Producer/Editor/Motion Graphics Artist
Apple-certified Master Trainer
Author, Motion 4 from Peachpit Press
http://www.applemotion.net


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Tom Fox
Re: Finishing an unfinished path
on Aug 4, 2015 at 1:46:53 pm

Thanks for that Mark,

Is there any point to that?

I was just using the space bar hand tool (à la photoshop) and didn't get the pen back when I had let go.

Somewhat tedious but your workaround does work.

Cheers,

T


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Mark Spencer
Re: Finishing an unfinished path
on Aug 4, 2015 at 3:04:18 pm

You should definitely be able to pan the Canvas with the spacebar while drawing a shape and be able to keep adding points.

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Mark Spencer
Freelance Producer/Editor/Motion Graphics Artist
Apple-certified Master Trainer
Author, Motion 4 from Peachpit Press
http://www.applemotion.net


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