Is there a way to break apart anchor points or paths?

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Is there a way to break apart anchor points or paths?

Postby trollsong on 05/16/2017, 4:11 pm

So i was practicing making things using paths masks and strokes.
Basically I was going to have some shapes be revealed by using strokes and i was going to have the saber effect follow along said shapes.
Problem is I basically made copies of the paths I used for those shapes So while the shapes are being revealed in one fell swoop the saber is tracing along the outside of the shapes and going around them instead of following them. If I try and use the same exact method I used for the shape layers i end up with an extra mask that the saber effect draws on.

I am trying to figure out a good way to reveal the saber effect 1 for 1 when the shape layers are being revealed.
I switched the colors around a bit to hopefully make what I am planning more visible, hell I am probably over complicating what I am planning to do.
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