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stig olsenRed anchor point
by on Jan 25, 2016 at 12:57:10 pm

Hi,

I need to put the anchor point in the middle of a text, using the pan behind tool.
It had never been a problem until now.

All of a sudden I see that the grey anchor point is hidden behind a red anchor point, and when I move it, I move both the grey and the red anchor point simulatenously. And when I try the place the anchor point the middle of the text, it actually crops the text.

Could someone please tell me what is going on?

thanks,
Stig


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Walter SoykaRe: Red anchor point
by on Jan 25, 2016 at 2:12:11 pm

Can you show a screenshot with your entire UI showing what you're seeing? I'm having some trouble visualizing the problem you're having.

Walter Soyka
Designer & Mad Scientist at Keen Live [link]
Motion Graphics, Widescreen Events, Presentation Design, and Consulting
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Ken TeutschRe: Red anchor point
by on Jan 25, 2016 at 2:24:13 pm

Do you have a mask applied to the layer? It sounds like maybe a mask vertex and the anchor point are in the same place? Maybe??


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Dave LaRondeRe: d anchor point
by on Jan 25, 2016 at 4:15:21 pm

It's pretty easy to center the anchor point. Start with center-justified text. Then tweak its anchor point vertically by scrubbing the anchor point property. You'd be surprised how close you can come just by eyeballing it.

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


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Walter SoykaRe: d anchor point
by on Jan 25, 2016 at 5:01:10 pm

It's even easier in Ae CC 12.1 and higher, where there's a "Center Anchor Point in Layer Content" command in the Layer > Transform menu.

Shortcut: Ctrl+Alt+Home (PC) or Cmd+Opt+Home (Mac).

Walter Soyka
Designer & Mad Scientist at Keen Live [link]
Motion Graphics, Widescreen Events, Presentation Design, and Consulting
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