Get After Effects Merge Paths To Work With The Repeater

Mikey Borup shares a great tip for anyone who has ever tried to get the After Effects Shape Layer’s Merge Path function working with their own array of shapes. Typically, if you create a merge path that only masks the first element in an array then all remaining elements will remain untouched – not affected by your selection at all!

In this article, we’ll look at the most common issues when using AE’s native shapes and provide solutions that can help you avoid them in future projects. As Mikey notes “This isn’t something that will happen often,” but it does come up from time-to-time so here are some tips on how best deal with these situations should they arise!