I can't understand why when I manipulate the handle on the last anchor point of my path, it does not affect the curve of the path segment, whereas if I manipulate the handle on the first anchor point, it does affect the segment curve.
Please see the example video, where the handle on the first anchor point (on the right) changes the curve, but the handle on the last anchor point (on the left) does not change the curve: VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VhTUTTVJTuQ
It looks like the issue relates to different behavior resulting from using the convert point tool directly from the toolbar, vs activating the convert point tool by pressing OPTION while using the pen tool...
New video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yAX9XL39ITE
- 00.19 - Using the pen tool I hover over a regular path point, and press OPTION to activate the convert point tool. I then click and drag to create a curve with handles.
- 00.28 - I try to do the same thing on the end point, but when I press OPTION I get a slightly different icon - instead of being the convert tool "V", I get a pen tool icon with a smaller "V" in the bottom-right corner. When I click and drag to create a handle, the handle has no affect on the line segment.
- 00.41 - HOWEVER, if I go to the toolbar and explicitly select the convert point tool, and then try the same thing on the end point, this time it acts as I expected, where I get a full "V" icon and it creates handles that add curve to the line segment.
This was tripping me up. I expected the Pen + OPTION shortcut to act like a normal convert point tool, but clearly it's doing something different. Why does it behave differently?