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Gordon Strauch
Aligning a layers axis/achorpoint to a null
on Sep 28, 2015 at 6:35:16 pm

Hi there folks,

just one quick question:

i have imported several nulls from a 3d scene out of 3dsMax and now i want to pin some of my layers' pivot/anchors exactly to these nulls positions, also with all three axis pointing in the same direction as the nulls. Is there a quick workaround for that?


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Kalle Kannisto
Re: Aligning a layers axis/achorpoint to a null
on Sep 29, 2015 at 8:31:17 am

See if Alt-parenting to the null does the trick.

"To make a child layer jump when a parent is assigned or removed, hold down Alt (Windows) or Option (Mac OS) as you assign or remove the parent."

https://helpx.adobe.com/after-effects/using/layer-properties.html#parent_an...

("Jump" here means to the parent's position and transformation.)


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Walter Soyka
Re: Aligning a layers axis/achorpoint to a null
on Sep 29, 2015 at 10:04:40 am

If I've understood correctly, you want to hold Shift while parenting; this will reset transforms, relative to the parent.

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