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John HillUsing an anchor point is a good idea unless you have to adjust it?
by on Jun 10, 2015 at 5:53:28 pm

I'm animating photos and understand that I should use the anchor point instead of the position tool. But I am scaling out of a photo while changing the anchor point. The move does not happen the way I want and I need to adjust the anchor point. However I understand that one can only adjust the speed of an anchor point. The only option is to attach a camera to the layer?

Or is there something else I can do? Maybe using position is not so bad after all?

Thanks!


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Dave LaRondeRe: Using an anchor point is a good idea unless you have to adjust it?
by on Jun 10, 2015 at 6:08:03 pm

Bad understanding, I think. The anchor point property can be keyframed just like opacity, position, etc. It's not a bad way to work as you animate scale along with it. It really helps if you need to pay close attention to the edge of a still and the edge of the comp.

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


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John HillRe: Using an anchor point is a good idea unless you have to adjust it?
by on Jun 10, 2015 at 8:44:16 pm

Thanks, Dave! You're right. After setting some anchor key frames and working with the speed graph I was able to do it! Appreciate your guidance.


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