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Remove/revert just one bezier curve handle of a vertex made with the pen tool of a shape?

Community Beginner ,
Mar 27, 2019 Mar 27, 2019

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I need just one of the handles, and using the Convert Vertex tool makes both handles appear. This results in a curve on both ends of the point, which is hindering me.

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Mar 27, 2019 Mar 27, 2019

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I always help myself by pressing and holding ALT or SHIFT key while clicking on one of the handles (I think it's SHIFT with the curve tool, and ALT with the normal black arrow).

If I don't need the other handle, I just move it to the vertex - maybe there is a way to remove it at all?

*Martin

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Mar 27, 2019 Mar 27, 2019

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Everything you need to know about using the pin to create mask available here, so spend a few minutes reading this documentation

Create and customize shapes and masks in After Effects

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Mar 27, 2019 Mar 27, 2019

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Maybe this will help. It's all about knowing how to use the modifier keys with the pen tool:

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Aug 12, 2021 Aug 12, 2021

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I also read the link you provided and watched the video, neither answers the original question, can you remove one of the two bezier handles like you can in Illustrator?

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May 19, 2020 May 19, 2020

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Yes, i would also like to know if there is a way to get rid of only one (1) of handles instead of moving it to the vertex. Unfortunately i couldnt find any info about this in the links posted as answers. In Illustrator, i click Shift+C to delete only one handle without effecting other, whats the way to do the same in After Effects? Thanks. 

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