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Moving the (line) shape doesn't update it's path

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Jul 14, 2023 Jul 14, 2023

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Hey everyone, I'm pretty new to After Effects so it might be a basic question, but here it is: and I'm trying to make a shape follow a custom path. I managed to do it by creating the path (a line basically) with the Pen tool, copying the path and pasting it on the object's position property (and it works well).

 

The problem is: if I move the path, and I try to make another object (or the same one, doesn't matter) follow the same path (but now located at a different position), it keeps using the initial path's position instead of the new one.

So I end up in a situation like that:

Screenshot 2023-07-14 at 19.12.34.png

Is there a way to get the new path and apply it on the object's position property? I was expecting this to work out of the box, but maybe I'm missing something.
Thank you!

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I think I found the issue, I was moving the path by drag & drop, which was actually moving the layer's position, and not the shape position.

If I update the shape's position property, the new path is reflected properly when applied to the object:
Screenshot 2023-07-14 at 19.45.51.png

Hopefully this helps for other people that struggle with the same issue.
Cheers!

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