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Pär Söderlund
Center the Grids (not proportional grid) to comp?
on Nov 8, 2018 at 7:14:02 am

Hi everyone, first post here.

Since it seems impossible to snap to the Proportional grid (based on this post: https://forums.adobe.com/thread/2292091) I want to snap to the Guides, which works. The problem is, the guides are not in center! When I enter 192 in "Gridline Every" under Preference>Grids and Guides the length of the grid matches a 1920x1080 comp. But the high is of. Since the Subdivisions only decides how big the squares can be, I wonder - how can I make that grid fit perfectly in the comp like the Proportional grid?

This would help my tremendously in my workflow. If not possible, is there a plugin that does exactly this? I have looked at these two and perhaps some of you know if they can solve my problem or just vouch for them to be a must have in the toolbox (please explain why)? ☺
https://aescripts.com/gridguide-for-after-effects/
https://lesterbanks.com/2018/03/move-anchor-point-4-ae/

Cause another annoying problem I have is when the anchor point is not in the center, the align tool places the object, not the anchor point in the positions I want.

All the best!
/Pär Söderlund


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Kalleheikki Kannisto
Re: Center the Grids (not proportional grid) to comp?
on Nov 8, 2018 at 9:23:23 am
Last Edited By Kalleheikki Kannisto on Nov 8, 2018 at 9:32:31 am

Any of these grid spacings will divide evenly to those two dimensions (common factors of 1920 and 1080):

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 12, 15, 20, 24, 30, 40, 60, 120

60 sounds the most useful to you, both vertical and horizontal grid lines go through the center point.

120 with 4 subdivisions isn't too bad either.

Kalleheikki Kannisto
Senior Graphic Designer


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Pär Söderlund
Re: Center the Grids (not proportional grid) to comp?
on Nov 9, 2018 at 7:00:54 am

Wow! Thanks! Worked like a charm ☺

Do you have a link to where you got that info? I wonder how the math is done.

Is it possible to only get 9 or 18 squares that matches like the proportional grid (when that set to that amount)? In my head I want to enter 60x2 to get them bigger and it looks weird.


Thanks


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Kalleheikki Kannisto
Re: Center the Grids (not proportional grid) to comp?
on Nov 9, 2018 at 9:37:28 am

Hi Pär,

You can find the common factors calculator here: https://www.calculatorsoup.com/calculators/math/commonfactors.php

Those are the only integers that divide exactly, and 60 is the largest one that goes through the center point in both directions. You can do 120 with 2 subdivisions, but the end result is virtually the same: just every other line is thinner.

Kalleheikki Kannisto
Senior Graphic Designer


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Pär Söderlund
Re: Center the Grids (not proportional grid) to comp?
on Nov 11, 2018 at 12:16:20 pm

Thank you so much Kalleheikki!

/Pär


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