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Darren RuddockHow do I see vector handles?
by on Dec 19, 2011 at 4:49:48 pm

Hi there,

I want to use the tutorial below.....

I can get my text in from Illustrator but can't seem to see the vector points as shown in the tutorial at 0:48. Any ideas what kinda file he is using??

Many thanks!

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Kevin CampRe: How do I see vector handles?
by on Dec 19, 2011 at 5:12:22 pm

if you are seeing points and/or vector outlines, then the paths have been copy/pasted from illustrator onto a solid in after effects.

importing an illustrator will only allow ae to ai vectors continuously rasterize (always remain sharp), but not actually edit the vectors themselves... (unless something has changed is version 5.5)

Kevin Camp
Senior Designer

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John CuevasRe: How do I see vector handles?
by on Dec 19, 2011 at 5:12:24 pm

I downloaded the project files and it looks like he created the text in Illustrator, copied the paths, made a solid in AE and pasted the paths.

You could also just use the text tool in AE, select the layer and under the layer pulldown choose "create masks from text"

Johnny Cuevas, Editor

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Darren RuddockRe: How do I see vector handles?
by on Dec 20, 2011 at 4:17:42 pm

Thanks guys!!

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