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No options for changing shapes - polygon to triangle

New Here ,
May 29, 2020 May 29, 2020

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Hi, 

i would like to edit the polygon shape to triangle, but i dont have the options to do it. I also find out that for some reason i never get any options.

my UI setting is standard = defaul

sorry its in german- but you can clearly see i dont have any possibilitys to change the shape 😞 - what do i wrong?

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Community Expert , May 29, 2020 May 29, 2020

Check the bottom left corner of the Timeline Panel. Select the first 3 icons on the left to reveal the switches and modes column. The number of Points is visible and selectable in the Switches column. Hide both switches and modes and you hide the options.

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The most efficient way to learn After Effects is to start in the Learn workspace or in Adobe's official User Guide.

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Community Beginner ,
May 29, 2020 May 29, 2020

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If you"re just looking to have a triangle shape, why not create a rectangle and delete one of it's points? Sorry if I'm not understanding what you wanted to do.

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New Here ,
May 29, 2020 May 29, 2020

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Hi, thank you for your feedback 🙂

- i am super new to AF i am always open to find other ways! i will try it.

But nevertheless if i follow all the tutorials, there must be options to add the amount of points - see screenshot (i put from tutorial) - but if you see my screen shot from above there are no options - nowhere ??? and this bug is not only limited to polygon (this is exemplary),  but also to other properties. i am super confused about this =} ----

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Check the bottom left corner of the Timeline Panel. Select the first 3 icons on the left to reveal the switches and modes column. The number of Points is visible and selectable in the Switches column. Hide both switches and modes and you hide the options.

Screenshot_2020-05-29 23.19.27_eCWMwi.png

The most efficient way to learn After Effects is to start in the Learn workspace or in Adobe's official User Guide.

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New Here ,
Mar 21, 2024 Mar 21, 2024

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The correct answer given here was  probably not the answer you were looking for. If you want to change the amount of points in a polygon, from let's say 5 to 3, to create a triangle. But you don't have the option. de-select "bezier-path" in the top bar. after that you will have the option to choose the amount of points again. 4 years late, but hey, maybe someone has the same problem. 

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