Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Exploring an alternate way to edit, part of After Effects Apprentice 03: Advanced Animation.
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I mentioned in the previous movie that there is a couple of different ways in…editing an Anchor Point. I'd like to show those to you now.…First I am going to reset the transform properties so the Anchor Point goes back…to its default, being in the middle of the layer. And you know it's not always…convenient to have this Layer panel open up side by side with the Comp panel.…So I'm going to re-dock it back into the same frame as the Comp panel, select…the Comp panel to bring it forward, and focus on ways of editing the Anchor Point…directly in the Comp panel, not the Layer panel.…Well, one way to do that is to use a special tool called the Pan Behind tool.…
In fact, we even call it the Anchor Point tool.…Its shortcut is Y. When you select it and move your cursor over the comp, you…will notice that it has a special four-way arrow at the bottom.…Now as I pick up the Anchor Point in the Comp panel and move it, you will…notice the layer stays in its same position in the composition. But if you watch…
The After Effects Apprentice videos on lynda.com were created by Trish and Chris Meyer and are designed to be used on their own and as a companion to their book After Effects Apprentice. We are honored to host these tutorials in the lynda.com Online Training Library®.
- Understanding how keyframes work under the hood
- Controlling the Anchor Point to create more predictable animations
- Mastering the Graph Editor for the ultimate control over keyframes
- Animating parameters including motion paths
- Hand-drawing motion paths to simplify complex movements
- Applying and tweaking Motion Blur
- Using Hold keyframes