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Jon Ladron de Guevara
transform Skewed objects
on May 9, 2019 at 11:28:32 am


This is my first post in here, I hope I am following the rules properly.
I seem to have a problem when moving an object that has the Skew effect on it. Whenever i animate the position i.e. horizontally it also moves vertically. I tried changing the anchor point of the effect making it follow the position but it doesn't seem to work. Does anybody know how i can apply the skew so that this doesn't happen?

Thank you!

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Dave LaRonde
Re: transform Skewed objects
on May 9, 2019 at 6:20:26 pm

Instead of using Skew, you could rotate the text, then animate the position.

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

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Filip Vandueren
Re: transform Skewed objects
on May 9, 2019 at 7:07:49 pm

I guess you're Skewing using the Distort -> Transform effect.
The Things, you're applying it to a Text-layer, and a Text-layer is special because it is vector, and continuosly rasterized.
In effect this means it is first positioned according to it's transform properties (scale, rotateā€¦), and then effects are applied on the text-layer, as if it is as big as the composition.

Non-vector layers first have their effects applied, and then are moved. So if you skew a bitmap, it wouldn't do this.

Two options:
One: also use the position parameter inside the transform effect, not the layer's position.

Two: Skew it vectorially with a text-animator:
  • Twirl open the text layer in your timeline

  • Click the Animate pullout and select "Skew"

  • Click on "More Options" and select "Anchor Point Grouping" -> "All"

  • Adjust Skew and Skew Axis

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Max Haller
Re: transform Skewed objects
on May 10, 2019 at 8:34:12 pm

I think you can just precomp it after you skew and animate the position on that pre comp

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