Anchor point tool not working -- error message is current layer is either locked or hidden

Community Beginner ,
Feb 18, 2021 Feb 18, 2021

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In Animate 21.0.3, when I try to use the Anchor Point tool, I get an error message: "The current layer "Layer 1" is either locked or hidden. Would you like to unlock and show this layer? (Yes/No)

I click "Yes," same error message. The layer looks unlocked/shown to me.

What am I missing?

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Adobe Employee , Feb 22, 2021 Feb 22, 2021
@WilliamDaniels  Thanks for reaching out. I have logged a bug for this internally to show proper warning message.

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Community Beginner ,
Feb 18, 2021 Feb 18, 2021

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Meaning the "Convert Anchor Point tool"

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Community Beginner ,
Feb 20, 2021 Feb 20, 2021

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Okay, I think I figured this out.

The Convert Anchor Point tool (and other Pen tools) don't work on a motion tween layer.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Feb 24, 2022 Feb 24, 2022

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Indeed, anything being tweeted must reside in its own layer and as a symbol instance. The exception is if you are Shape Tweening vector art.


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Feb 22, 2021 Feb 22, 2021

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@WilliamDaniels  Thanks for reaching out. I have logged a bug for this internally to show proper warning message.

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Community Beginner ,
Feb 23, 2022 Feb 23, 2022

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Same on 21.0.9!

Endless popup message.
Is this bug corrected in the 22.* version?

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New Here ,
Mar 18, 2021 Mar 18, 2021

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I don't like "it can't" as an answer, so here's an actual answer. Select the motion path, select the Subselection Tool (A), hold ALT, click and hold the anchor point of your choosing and drag to alter the anchor point (add curves, etc).

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Sep 19, 2021 Sep 19, 2021

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Thanks, Angus5C21! I was following along in an Adobe Classroom in a Book for Animate 2021 and hit this dead end. Go figure... QA is dead. Thanks again!!

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