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Pinning nulls to path points created in Illustrator

Community Beginner ,
Jan 09, 2019 Jan 09, 2019

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I'm having an issues with the pinning nulls to path points when using Illustrator files.

After importing the Illustrator layers, I use the "create shapes from vector layers" command.  Once I've created the vector layer, I use the "Create Nulls from Path" feature.  At this point, it creates the nulls and attaches them to the points.  However, the nulls are offset in such a way as to be unusable.  Does anyone else have this issue?  Any solutions?  Would be wonderful to use this nulls feature with files created in illustrator. 

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Adobe Community Professional , Jan 09, 2019 Jan 09, 2019
The Golden Rule when using Nulls Follow Paths is to set all Content-related props related to Position, Anchor Point and Scale values to their default - [0,0] for Position and Anchor Point and [100,100] for Scale. Take note that this requirement includes the Transform Props for Group Transforms. After you have set these values accordingly, only then should you apply Nulls follow Paths.

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LEGEND ,
Jan 09, 2019 Jan 09, 2019

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Make double-dog sure you are using SQUARE pixels (aspect ratio 1.0)  all the way through this workflow, in ALL applications.

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The Golden Rule when using Nulls Follow Paths is to set all Content-related props related to Position, Anchor Point and Scale values to their default - [0,0] for Position and Anchor Point and [100,100] for Scale. Take note that this requirement includes the Transform Props for Group Transforms.

After you have set these values accordingly, only then should you apply Nulls follow Paths.


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Jan 10, 2019 Jan 10, 2019

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Thank you!

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Jan 10, 2019 Jan 10, 2019

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You're most welcome. I should add that I left out Rotation - this should be set to 0; it's default value.


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Aug 06, 2021 Aug 06, 2021

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Are you even able to apply "create nulls from paths" to imported illustrator paths?

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Aug 06, 2021 Aug 06, 2021

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I just did it. Wahoo! For some reason I kept getting the error message.

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