Please help. I have tried searching everywhere for how to do this but I can't find an answer. I am trying to make a path into a clipping mask so that everything around it is cropped out so to speak. See picture below.
I am wanting everything beneath the top path to go into that path but when i try to make a clipping mask i get this error.
How do i convert the path into an object so that I can do what I need to do?
If you want to "crop" the outside content, then you need a contiguous path, which in your case simply doesn't seem to exist. You need to duplicate your stuff, merge paths, define compound paths, expand appearance and so on so the function actually knows what to punch out and what to leave in place.