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How to break out the direction lines of an anchor point in After Effects?

Community Beginner ,
Aug 25, 2017 Aug 25, 2017

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I know how to break out the direction lines of an anchor point in Photoshop and Illustrator with Shift and Alt but Shift is not working with After Effects and Alt break the direction on both sides of the line and I lose the curve in the other side.

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LEGEND , Aug 25, 2017 Aug 25, 2017

watch our very own Rick Gerard​'s tutorial

on 1:55 - how to break a handle.

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Aug 25, 2017 Aug 25, 2017

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Hold down the Alt key when you have the pen tool selected to toggle to the Convert Vertex Tool. If you have the selection tool active use Coomand/Control + Alt

hope this helps

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Community Beginner ,
Aug 25, 2017 Aug 25, 2017

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Thanks Angie. But I tried that and stills make the other curve go away.

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Aug 25, 2017 Aug 25, 2017

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Can you and me a screen shot of what you're trying to do?

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Aug 25, 2017 Aug 25, 2017

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Usually you click and drag using the Convert Vertex Tool to pull out the handles. Then switch to the selection tool to adjust the handles. If you want to bereak the direction of the handles click again once on the handle then back to the selection tool to adjust

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Community Beginner ,
Aug 25, 2017 Aug 25, 2017

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Thank Your for helping me. I was being a pain in the ass but wasnt really getting it. But still thanks ❤️

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LEGEND ,
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so what was the trouble eventually?

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Community Beginner ,
Aug 25, 2017 Aug 25, 2017

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Is just clicking the anchor point and that the curve of the first line stays the same

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If I press Alt it makes the line completly straight

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LEGEND ,
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you should click on the circle at the end of the vertex, not the vertex itself

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Aug 25, 2017 Aug 25, 2017

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Nothing happens! I dont know why is not working...

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watch our very own Rick Gerard​'s tutorial

on 1:55 - how to break a handle.

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GRACIAS! THANK YOU!

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LEGEND ,
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you probably mean break the bezier curves of a motion path, correct?

you can activate the convert vertex tool and us it on the handle

either of these will do:

  • manually by picking the tool from the tools menu
  • if you set the preferences to not toggle between mask and feather tool, by using the G shortcut a few times.
  • with the pen tool active press Alt (on Windows) and click and release.
  • with the selection tool active press Ctrl+Alt (on Windows) and click on the handle and release

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Aug 25, 2017 Aug 25, 2017

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Yeah, I meant that. Sorry, english is not my original language... And I tried everything you said and still it makes the other curve go away

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Aug 25, 2017 Aug 25, 2017

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Have you tried clicking and dragging the handle with no keys held down? Just the selection tool?

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Feb 09, 2023 Feb 09, 2023

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On a Mac, it's Option + Shift + Click to cause the bezier levers to control each side independently. 

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