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Lourdes SaggeAE CC Snapping Problem
by on Feb 23, 2015 at 12:51:17 pm

Just wondering if anyone has encountered a problem with the snapping to objects function in AE CC. I've seen from tutorials that when you press the ctrl key while moving an object enables it to snap to the nearest object. When I try it out though, it doesn't snap to anything.



(I wanna try snapping the corner of the red triangle to the vertex of the pink one, but it just wont let me. It doesn't even show up any guides.) They're in 3D btw.

I've tried checking and unchecking the snapping box too, but it doesn't change anything.

Just wondering if anyone can shed some light. I'm new to AE, apologies.


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Walter SoykaRe: AE CC Snapping Problem
by on Feb 24, 2015 at 3:13:09 pm

With snapping, the point where you grab the layer you're dragging matters. Click as close to the point you want to use for snapping as you can, then drag. You'll see the snapping reference point on the dragging object gets a little rectangle around it.

Walter Soyka
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Lourdes SaggeRe: AE CC Snapping Problem
by on Feb 25, 2015 at 4:26:32 am

Wow, um. Well that was embarrassing. Thank you so much!


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Walter SoykaRe: AE CC Snapping Problem
by on Feb 25, 2015 at 10:06:01 am

[Lourdes Sagge] "Wow, um. Well that was embarrassing. Thank you so much!"

Not at all -- snapping in Ae doesn't work like snapping in any other app. Having the snapping point linked to where you grab the layer is actually a really good way to work when you have a dense composition with lots of possible snapping points, because it eliminates a lot of unintended snaps, but it's not very intuitive.

Walter Soyka
Designer & Mad Scientist at Keen Live [link]
Motion Graphics, Widescreen Events, Presentation Design, and Consulting
@keenlive [twitter]   |   RenderBreak [blog]   |   Profile [LinkedIn]


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