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Sebastian LeeCreate shape from center (center point or anchor point is where I start dragging my cursor)
by on Dec 18, 2012 at 3:14:51 pm

Just like in Gimp, a photo editing software, you have the option to create a shape from center, which means at where I start dragging my cursor to draw that shape, that will be the center point / anchor point of my shape. I am used to that, that's my nature. I loathe to create a shape, or can be mask too from its corner. I prefer drawing from center. So is there a preference setting for this? Thanks guy!


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John CuevasRe: Create shape from center (center point or anchor point is where I start dragging my cursor)
by on Dec 18, 2012 at 4:33:13 pm

On the PC you would hold down "shift+cntl" when creating your shape and will scale from the center. That will not put the anchor point in the center though. You can use the Pan Behind/Re-position Anchor Point Tool(Y) to do that though and if you hold down "cntl" you can get the anchor point to snap to the center of your shape.

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Todd KoprivaRe: Create shape from center (center point or anchor point is where I start dragging my cursor)
by on Dec 18, 2012 at 4:34:41 pm

This information is in the After EffectsHelp section on drawing shapes:
http://helpx.adobe.com/after-effects/using/creating-shapes-masks.html#creat...

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Stephen SmithRe: Create shape from center (center point or anchor point is where I start dragging my cursor)
by on Dec 18, 2012 at 4:48:56 pm

On a mac you hold down the Command key which is sometimes called the Apple or Flower key.

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