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Mike SevignySelecting all paths in a shape layer
by on Jan 5, 2015 at 10:56:58 pm

hey guys,
I have thousands of shapes (vector paths) I need to bring over the illustrator from AE but copying them by hand is brutal.

Is there a way to automate the task with a script?

Or even just automating the selection of all the 'path' properties of a shape layer so I can easily copy/paste.

Thanks in advance!
Mike


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Walter SoykaRe: Selecting all paths in a shape layer
by on Jan 6, 2015 at 2:13:12 am

[Mike Sevigny] "Or even just automating the selection of all the 'path' properties of a shape layer so I can easily copy/paste."

Et voila:

8366_keenselectpaths.zip

Select the shape layer(s), then run this script. Although it will not reveal the path properties, they will be selected and ready for copy and paste.

Walter Soyka
Designer & Mad Scientist at Keen Live [link]
Motion Graphics, Widescreen Events, Presentation Design, and Consulting
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Mike SevignyRe: Selecting all paths in a shape layer
by on Jan 6, 2015 at 4:48:40 am

Walker, this is brilliant!

I'm wondering if it's possible to select more then one shape layer and apply the script. After trying a couple of things I think illustrator won't accept multiple layers but I figured I'd ask the experts.

I am in your dept.

Mike Sevigny
mike@torusfx.com
http://www.torusfx.com


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Walter SoykaRe: Selecting all paths in a shape layer
by on Jan 6, 2015 at 2:45:24 pm

[Mike Sevigny] "I'm wondering if it's possible to select more then one shape layer and apply the script. After trying a couple of things I think illustrator won't accept multiple layers but I figured I'd ask the experts."

The script will select shape paths on multiple layers, but I don't think you can copy and paste that to Illustrator. I'm afraid you'll have to go one layer at a time.

Walter Soyka
Designer & Mad Scientist at Keen Live [link]
Motion Graphics, Widescreen Events, Presentation Design, and Consulting
@keenlive [twitter]   |   RenderBreak [blog]   |   Profile [LinkedIn]


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Mike SevignyRe: Selecting all paths in a shape layer
by on Jan 6, 2015 at 4:08:34 pm

Very useful little script.
thanks a million, it'll save hours+.

Mike


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