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  • Mike Sevigny

    January 5, 2015 at 10:56 pm

    hey guys,
    I have thousands of shapes (vector paths) I need to bring over the illustrator from AE but copying them by hand is brutal.

    Is there a way to automate the task with a script?

    Or even just automating the selection of all the ‘path’ properties of a shape layer so I can easily copy/paste.

    Thanks in advance!
    Mike

  • Walter Soyka

    January 6, 2015 at 2:13 am

    [Mike Sevigny] “Or even just automating the selection of all the ‘path’ properties of a shape layer so I can easily copy/paste.”

    Et voila:

    8366_keenselectpaths.zip

    Select the shape layer(s), then run this script. Although it will not reveal the path properties, they will be selected and ready for copy and paste.

    Walter Soyka
    Designer & Mad Scientist at Keen Live [link]
    Motion Graphics, Widescreen Events, Presentation Design, and Consulting
    @keenlive [twitter]   |   RenderBreak [blog]   |   Profile [LinkedIn]

  • Mike Sevigny

    January 6, 2015 at 4:48 am

    Walker, this is brilliant!

    I’m wondering if it’s possible to select more then one shape layer and apply the script. After trying a couple of things I think illustrator won’t accept multiple layers but I figured I’d ask the experts.

    I am in your dept.

    Mike Sevigny
    mike@torusfx.com
    https://www.torusfx.com

  • Walter Soyka

    January 6, 2015 at 2:45 pm

    [Mike Sevigny] “I’m wondering if it’s possible to select more then one shape layer and apply the script. After trying a couple of things I think illustrator won’t accept multiple layers but I figured I’d ask the experts.”

    The script will select shape paths on multiple layers, but I don’t think you can copy and paste that to Illustrator. I’m afraid you’ll have to go one layer at a time.

    Walter Soyka
    Designer & Mad Scientist at Keen Live [link]
    Motion Graphics, Widescreen Events, Presentation Design, and Consulting
    @keenlive [twitter]   |   RenderBreak [blog]   |   Profile [LinkedIn]

  • Mike Sevigny

    January 6, 2015 at 4:08 pm

    Very useful little script.
    thanks a million, it’ll save hours+.

    Mike

  • Avinash Ramanath

    July 3, 2018 at 8:06 am

    Hello Walter,
    Need your help in modifying the script. I duplicate the shape layer and change the path very frequently.
    Could you help

    Select the path instead of the keyframable path property, so that I can change the shape instead of twirling down to revel
    Can the script have a select button so that it is dockable?

    Many thanks

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