I’m working in AE CS5 and for some odd reason today I can’t see the handles on any motion path curves anymore. Masks still show the handles, but not motion paths. I’ve tried both 2D and 3D. I’ve started a new project, scoured the preferences and view options, and restarted AE and my computer; no luck. I can change the curve by using the pen tool (the one that looks like an arrow), but I can’t see the handles to make adjustments after that. It’s especially annoying because I need a curved 3D path and there’s just no way to adjust from multiple angles. Anyone had this before? Do you know of a fix?
Well, I should have thought of this before posting. I trashed the preferences and now if I start a new project, I have my handles back. Unfortunately I still have no handles in the project I was working on, even if I import it into a new project. Oh well, I wasn’t too far along yet.
Hmmm – not sure. The only other reason I can think of for handles to disappear is if the vertices were switched to a different mode – i.e., if you press G on your keyboard until you get the little > shaped cursor, and click on the vertex you cycle through the various options. But that’s just a vague possibility. 😉
It’s only work if you’d rather be doing something else…
That was it! Thanks so much. I must have forgotten about that little “View Options” window. It must have been whoever created those projects I imported who changed the setting. I don’t know when you’d want to turn those off, but now I know how!
This was frustrating me, too, but I noticed something else that may have been an issue. I’m doing spacial interpolation in the comp window and I couldn’t see the bezier handles either. But that was because in the timeline window, I was viewing separate dimensions for the x and y positions. When I unchecked separate dimensions, I got the bezier handles in the comp window.