Convert to Bezier Path in After Effects

In this quick post, I will show you how to easily convert any Parametric Shapes into a Bezier Path inside of Adobe After Effects.

Step 1: Select the Star Tool.

Select Star Shape Tool in After Effects

Step 2: Bring the Star Shape into the composition.

Bring the star shape tool into composition inside of After Effects

We can adjust Polystar 1 parameters like points, inner radium and others.

However, we have one limitation. We cannot adjust each points individually.

Cannot adjust points inside polystar in After Effects

To do that, we need to convert this Parametric Shape into a Bezier Path.

Converting Parametric Shape Into a Bezier Path

Step 1: Right click on Polystar Path 1 and choose Convert to Bezier Path.

When we do that, it will get rid of all of our parameters. We won’t be able to adjust the inner radius, points, rotation and all that that like we did before.

But we can select and adjust each point individually.

I hope you found this tip useful!

About the author:

Sergei Prokhnevskiy

Sergei Prokhnevskiy is a Charlotte, NC based motion graphics designer, an online tutor, an entrepreneur, and Adobe MAX Master Speaker. Sergei is known for his quick and practical After Effects tips and tricks on YouTube, where he generated well over 6 million views on his tutorials. He has authored an online video course on After Effects Expressions and developed scripts for After Effects. He is also a former senior motion graphics designer at Fox Sports where he worked on graphics for NFL, Super Bowl, MLB, World Series, College Football, NASCAR, Women’s World Cup, and NASCAR Race Hub. He is very passionate about learning and teaching others.


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