Setting the anchor point


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Setting the anchor point

Before you start animating the transform properties for any layer, the first question you should ask yourself is where is that layer's Anchor Point? Is it in the correct place? Now you can practice this exercise with virtually any layer. If you happened to have the files that came with this lesson, open up Advanced Animation and double-click Comp 01-Anchor Point. It's blank to begin with. I'll twirl open Sources, select Flower.ai. And I'll use the keyboard shortcut of holding Command on Mac or Ctrl on Windows and typing forward slash.

That will center the layer in my composition and scale it to 100%. So I've got myself a nice graphical illustration of the flower, and say I want this thing to wave back and forth into breeze and maybe scale as if it's growing up in the ground. I'll twirl open the Properties for this layer, and I'll start editing say the scale. But as I scrub it, I see something that's not quite right. It's not scaling up from the bottom...

Setting the anchor point
Video duration: 4m 2s 3h 1m Beginner Updated Nov 12, 2012

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Setting the anchor point provides you with in-depth training on Video. Taught by Chris Meyer and Trish Meyer as part of the After Effects Apprentice 03: Advanced Animation

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Video
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After Effects
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