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Aaron Neitz
auto center anchor point?
on Mar 4, 2008 at 12:58:38 am

sorry if this is an obvious problem: I have a bunch of text layers, I want AE to auto center my anchor point on the layers.

CS3 on a Mac


thanks!



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Jack Watts
Re: auto center anchor point?
on Mar 4, 2008 at 1:17:31 am

You need to activate the "pan behind tool". You can do this by pressing "y" on your Keyboard and then manually move the anchor point to the centre of your layer.Remember all animations applied to the layer will animate from the anchor point such as scaling,tracking etc.

For a full list of Keyboard shortcuts see keyboard shortcuts under the help menu within AE or just click on the following link

Keyboard Shortcuts


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Darby Edelen
Re: auto center anchor point?
on Mar 4, 2008 at 1:33:56 am

To my knowledge there isn't an easy way to center the anchor point vertically on the text. The way to do it horizontally is to go to the Paragraph panel and choose to center align the text.

Darby Edelen
Designer
Left Coast Digital
Santa Cruz, CA


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Kevin Camp
Re: auto center anchor point?
on Mar 4, 2008 at 12:58:26 pm

and if you want to center the anchor point vertically with the text, you'll need to adjust the 'baseline' in the character palette.

Kevin Camp
Senior Designer
KCPQ, KMYQ & KRCW


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Franco Andrade
Re: auto center anchor point?
on Sep 15, 2009 at 10:37:55 pm

Is there a way, a script, plugin, whatever, to align automatically to the center of the object?


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Juan Martín Fourcaud
Re: auto center anchor point?
on Mar 27, 2014 at 6:14:29 am

And for Auto center the anchor point on a Layer, is Ctrl-double-click (Windows) or Cmd-double-click (Mac OS) the Pan Behind tool button.


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Matt Reyer
Re: auto center anchor point?
on Mar 29, 2010 at 12:25:27 am

To reset the anchor point to its default location in the layer, Alt-double-click (Windows) or Option-double-click (Mac OS) the Pan Behind tool button.


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Mike Mairs
Re: auto center anchor point?
on Mar 2, 2015 at 11:03:15 am
Last Edited By Mike Mairs on Mar 3, 2015 at 2:26:18 am

Fast solution - 4s

Centering anchor inside textlayer

  • Click Pan Behind Tool: shortcut (y)

  • Firstly drag anchor around

  • Secondly press STRG and let it snap to the centerpoint



Centering textlayer inside comp

  • Activate Title/Action Safe whichs brings up a comp-CENTER-Point

  • Click Selection Tool (V)

  • Click on the textlayer in layers palette

  • Drag the textlayer in view window around

  • Press STRG and dock Textlayer-Anchor to comp-CENTER





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Muhammad Salleh
Re: auto center anchor point?
on Nov 11, 2015 at 5:23:30 pm

its ctrl + alt + home.. for WINDOWS. walllah...
Only in CS2014 upwards i think.. (notsure)


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Kevin Reiner
Re: auto center anchor point?
on Nov 12, 2015 at 3:03:50 am

http://aescripts.com/repositionanchorpoint/

I use this scrip at lease 20 times a day. Very simple but so useful. It moves your anchor point to the middle, the corners, or the sides without messing up your animations.


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Joseph Simons
Re: auto center anchor point?
on Jan 9, 2016 at 7:53:21 pm

The answer is simpler than all of these responses!

  • Right click on layer, Transform > Center Anchor Point in Layer Content


  • Done!


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    Beth Sepulveda
    Re: auto center anchor point?
    on Jan 26, 2016 at 9:20:02 pm

    You're the best thank you! Saved me a ton of time.


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    James Poulakos
    Re: auto center anchor point?
    on Jun 27, 2016 at 9:32:11 pm

    Since about August 2015, it's been possible to automatically center the anchor point in After Effects CC 2015. I discovered this feature today.

    For earlier versions of After Effects, you'll want to pursue Kevin Reiner's tip, posted above on Nov 12, 2015 at 3:03:50 am.


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    Frank Bueno
    Re: auto center anchor point?
    on Feb 9, 2017 at 11:22:02 pm

    Hello my friends ...

    the shortcut for autocenter the archor point in After Effects on MAC is

    Command + Alt Option + FN + Left Arrow


    GREETINGS FROM DOMINICAN REPUBLIC


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    James Poulakos
    Re: auto center anchor point?
    on Feb 17, 2017 at 6:25:00 pm

    Señor Bueno, you inspired me to test this shortcut on my own Mac.

    I don't have a 'Fn' key on my desktop Mac keyboard*, but I do have a Home key.

    On my Mac, running macos Sierra and AE CC 2017, this is what works for me: Cmd Alt(Opt) Home.

    I assume, if I were using a Macbook Pro, I would have to add the Fn key, because that's the way to type the Home key. Therefore, my shortcut on the Macbook should be: Cmd Alt(Opt) Fn UpArrow


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