Penpal is an extension for Adobe After Effects that equips you with over 40 path-editing functions which are missing from After Effects' native toolset. It works with both shape layers and masks.
Penpal is compatible with After Effects CC2018 and later and can run in English, Chinese, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian or Spanish.
Close After Effects if it is running. Open ZXP Installer, go to
File > Open, then navigate to the Penpal.zxp file contained in your download, and install it.
You can dock the Penpal panel in your workspace, or use it floating if you prefer. It works nicely with the Tilde (~) key that maximizes whichever panel your cursor is currently over. This method is ideal if you’re editing complex paths with lots of elements that appear crowded at smaller panel sizes.
You can enter a license code for Penpal by going to the
hamburger menu > About & License…
Penpal has a free trial mode which will only load paths with 10 points or less, and functions for 10 days.