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Santiago Pilgrim
Rotating circle shape on the spot in After Effects
on Nov 13, 2015 at 1:19:00 pm

Sorry, this is probably really basic but I am defeated...

I am trying to make the dashed line surrounding my graphic to spin.

I am rotating the graphic but it doesn't rotate on the spot, even though from what I can see everything is centered (I haven't moved it since importing it).

It spins off the centre axis if that makes sense...

See screenshot here: http://pilgrimproductions.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/Screen-Shot-2015...

Thanks in advance.

Santiago.


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Kalle Kannisto
Re: Rotating circle shape on the spot in After Effects
on Nov 13, 2015 at 1:29:05 pm
Last Edited By Kalle Kannisto on Nov 13, 2015 at 1:35:05 pm

From the looks of it, your circle is not in the center of the square, so if they have a common center point, it is off-center. If you select the circle layer, you should see the anchor point, which is the point the layer rotates around. You can move it with the "pan behind" tool.

Alternately, you can draw a new shape layer for the dotted line from the center point holding ctrl+shift (for drawing from center and constraining proportions). A shape layer Stroke has Dashes option.


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Santiago Pilgrim
Re: Rotating circle shape on the spot in After Effects
on Nov 13, 2015 at 1:38:26 pm

Thank you for kindly pointing out the obvious error, I traced it back to when I separated the layers in Photoshop, the circles were not centered... Doh! Thanks :)


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