I am brain dead an can't remember how to set a vertex on my object for where to start the stroke in Illustrator. I have an outline of a pear and want the stroke to begin from the bottom vertex, yet it begins at the top vertex where I started the drawing of the pear. In AE you can Make First a vertex on a mask... what about in Illustrator? Any help?
I looked into this quite some time ago. Set first Vertex can only be done in AE, Illustrator does not have this.
Is there something else besides assigning an art or pattern brush to a vector path, that setting the first vertex would be important for in Illustrator??? If it is a brush you want to assign, you can use the scissor tool to cut it where you want it to start. As far as whether it winds clockwise or counterclockwise, that is a problem I have not found a solution for.