Anchor point grouping


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Anchor point grouping

Now, when we left this animation, the range selector was moving one word at a time, but now I'd like to animate scale and rotation, so let's see how that's going to work--and I will introduce a few new concepts for you. First, I will remove the Position offset, so that the title is just fading on one word at a time, and that will keep it a little simpler. I will also twirl up the Advanced section since we are done with that, and I will add Property > Scale, and add Property > Rotation.

I will increase Scale to a large amount. And although the selection is moving word by word, each character is scaling around its own individual anchor point. If I set Rotation to 1 revolution, each character is also rotating around its own individual anchor point. So how do we fix that? Well, that's where the More Options section comes in. Twirl down More Options and the first section, Anchor Point Grouping, also has a menu for Character, Word, Line, or All.

If we set it to Word, now ea...

Anchor point grouping
Video duration: 4m 44s 3h 48m Beginner Updated Nov 20, 2012

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Anchor point grouping provides you with in-depth training on Video. Taught by Chris Meyer and Trish Meyer as part of the After Effects Apprentice 06: Type and Music

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Video
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After Effects
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