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Stefan Zerdzinski
Move layer quickly to mouse position
on Feb 28, 2018 at 12:18:08 pm

Hi all,

Does anyone know of any method or plugin that allows you to quickly move a layer to the mouse position.
For example our client often uses text that has loads of lightbulbs on each letter.
I've created a method for getting randomly flashing flares on each one but it is a pain to position each layer by hand over each lightbulb as there can sometimes be hundreds of layers to position.

It would be really useful if I could select the flare layer, hold down a key, click on the position I want that layer to be and the layer moves / snaps automatically to that position.

Does this sort of action ring any bells for anyone?


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Dave LaRonde
Re: Move layer quickly to mouse position
on Feb 28, 2018 at 3:35:11 pm

Sorry, but I've never heard of such a thing in AE.

Dave LaRonde
Promotion Producer
KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA


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Richard Garabedain
Re: Move layer quickly to mouse position
on Feb 28, 2018 at 8:01:53 pm

technically i think i did just see a plugin that might help..paint and stick...but its $99. you could create nulls then parent things to them then zero them out. but that probably wont save you much time


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