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William Armistead
Anchor points
on Apr 16, 2009 at 12:55:07 pm

Hey there,

I'm trying to animate several images so that they pivot from their left side to face the screen. The problem I'm having is that I can't seem to get the anchor point moved to the correct position so that 90 degrees makes the image invisible. What I end up with looks more like 80 or 85 degrees.

Is there a way to move an anchor point so that it snaps to the edge of an object? I know it's easily done with text using left, right and center justification, just can't figure out how to do it with an imported image.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

Les


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Jason Diebler
Re: Anchor points
on Apr 16, 2009 at 6:57:11 pm

I'm rendering in Motion as we speak so I can't test to see if I'm correct or not, but I think maybe if you hold the shift key while moving the anchor point, it might snap to edges/corners (is that right?). Please someone correct me...

Other thought, you could use a camera and sweep your image from -90 to 0. Might look cooler too.


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Jason Diebler
Re: Anchor points
on Apr 17, 2009 at 12:01:33 pm

I was wrong the shift key doesn't snap like I thought... but when I rotated a shape to 90 it did disappear for me (worked for x and y)... are you using a camera? Make sure you're using 2D layers.

Sorry, I wasn't a help with the snapping - does anyone know how to snap anchor points to corners, edges??


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William Armistead
Re: Anchor points
on Apr 17, 2009 at 2:19:22 pm

Well, I figured out that how far an object needs to rotate to be invisible changes based on its location in the frame. I wasn't able to use a camera because I'm tiling the image several times across the bottom half of the frame.

The other thing I did was use the spin behavior for each tile. Once I got one to work, the others were really fast to complete. Thanks for your help guys.

Les


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