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Hans Christian Fürstenheim
Working on a script converting all possible shape layer shapes to masks
on May 29, 2018 at 7:33:54 pm
Last Edited By Hans Christian Fürstenheim on May 29, 2018 at 10:15:37 pm

Hi everyone

First post here in this forum (which has been very useful as a resource learning After Effects).

I'm currently working on a script to that converts any kind of possible shape from a shape layer to masks. My initial motivation to start creating the script was, that I had some complex shape layers with a lot of different kind of shapes on them that I wanted to convert to masks so they could be imported into Element 3D. After a lot of googling and searching I realized that such a script doesn't exist (prove me wrong). A script to convert a simple closed shape path made with the pen exists, but not a script that can convert any possible shape in a comp to masks 1:1.

So what I'm working on is a script replicating (if so) every possible (convertible) parameter, feature whatever like:
Strokes including width, butt caps, colors, dashes.
Rectangles, circles, ellipsis, rounded rectangles, polygons, stars etc.

Right now I have an alpha version but I'dd like to get some feedback of my idea and if you think it would be a good tool to add to the AE-toolbox of scripts. What do you think of this idea?

Best Regards
Hans Christian

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