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How to change path direction of a mask

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Jun 25, 2021 Jun 25, 2021

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Hello

 

I need to change the path dircetion of a mask. To morph speacial shapes. How I can do that? There are no arrows to change it and I can only set the first vertex. I found similar questions on the web but no solution.

 

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Julian

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Adobe Community Professional , Jun 25, 2021 Jun 25, 2021
You can copy the mask and paste it into Illustrator and reverse it there: Copy it and paste it back into Ae: Sadly you have to readjust the position of pasted mask manually, you can keep the original mask as a reference as I did in the screenshot. OR you can simply use that "Name your own price" script at Aescripts.com: https://aescripts.com/reversemaskpath/

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jun 25, 2021 Jun 25, 2021

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There are direction choices on shape layer paths, but not on mask paths. The only way I know of to change the directioin is to double click the mask path to bring up the path transform tool, hold down Ctrl/Cmnd and drag one side to the other to invert the mask. Unless the mask is symetrical this will mean you will have to redraw the mask. This works with the stroke tool, but I have no idea if it would work with your morph because I don't know how you set it up.

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Jun 25, 2021 Jun 25, 2021

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You can copy the mask and paste it into Illustrator and reverse it there:

reverse path.png

 

Copy it and paste it back into Ae:

paste path.png

 

Sadly you have to readjust the position of pasted mask manually, you can keep the original mask as a reference as I did in the screenshot.
OR you can simply use that "Name your own price" script at Aescripts.com:

https://aescripts.com/reversemaskpath/

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Jun 27, 2021 Jun 27, 2021

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Thank you very much for your workaround. That's great

 

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Julian

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