How to change which anchor point on a path is the "starting anchor"?


I'm trying to do some animations for my website with SVG images that I saved in Illustrator. I'm running into the issue that the animation is starting from the wrong part of the path, and I'd like to set the "start" of the path to a different anchor. I've searched and searched and I'm not sure that there's a way to do this without redrawing the path. It's a closed path so I can't just hit reverse.

Is there some option in Illustrator to select an anchor on a closed path and make it the "first" anchor on a closed path?

1/27/2016 7:41:00 PM

Accepted Answer

Use the Scissor tool to open the path where you want the start point to fall. Then, if you need to, you can close the path. The start point will remain where you "cut" the path.

9/9/2015 3:40:00 PM