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exporting shape path in quadratic form and cubic form

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Hi,

im exporting the shape path of a mask and from what i understands it is beeing exported in cubic form meaning it gives me the vertecis and inTangent and outTangent control points.

can i get the path in quadratic form?(with one control point)
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exporting shape path in quadratic form and cubic form

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Hi,

im exporting the shape path of a mask and from what i understands it is beeing exported in cubic form meaning it gives me the vertecis and inTangent and outTangent control points.

can i get the path in quadratic form?(with one control point)
TNX

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All paths are Bèziers in AE. It doesn't support alternate curve types. I don't see the problem, though. A straight line is just a spline with zeroed tangents. Easy enough to handle programatically in a script or expression.

 

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thanks for the quick reply! but this doesn't answer my question.
my question is whether we can get the curve in Quadratic Bezier instead of Cubic Bezier.

thanks again!

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AE doesn't support alternate curve types. Whatever conversion you want/ need will have to be done in your own code.

 

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The two types of paths you can use in After Effects are standard bezier and Rotobezier (one control point). Copy a Rotobezier path and paste it in Illustrator and you get a standard 3 point bezier curve. Use Illustrator's Curvature tool and it looks like you are getting 1 point curves but you are still getting the 3 point curves. 

 

 

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