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Sebi Messerer
Centering anchor point moves my element - Why?
on Feb 11, 2019 at 8:44:54 pm

Hi,

After expanding a square I want to reset my anchor point to the middle of the square. To do this I CMD doubleclick the Pan Behind Tool. However, this misplaces the object. When all I want to do is get an accurate reading of the vertical position. Why does it move the object when it is just supposed to move the "handle" on the object, so the anchor point?

Thank you!


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Dave LaRonde
Re: Centering anchor point moves my element - Why?
on Feb 11, 2019 at 9:36:12 pm

A layer's position is based on the location of the anchor point. If you move the anchor point, they layer moves, too.

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


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Oleg Pirogov
Re: Centering anchor point moves my element - Why?
on Feb 12, 2019 at 3:59:14 am

Is it just a naked Shape Layer with one Rectangle in it?
No whatever effects/expressions/parentings?


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Kevin Camin
Re: Centering anchor point moves my element - Why?
on Feb 19, 2019 at 6:02:37 am

In my experience, best practice is to set your anchor point before applying position keyframes. I understand you'd love to slip your object under the position keyframes and center it but it doesn't work that way--someone should make a plug-in to have the position keyframes off-set correctly.

You might be able to work with nulls to get what you want in the event you've done a ton of animation and don't want to start over.

Best regards,

Kevin Camin


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