How to Use an Anchor Point Path in After Effects


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Using an anchor point path

There are a few more tricks to keep in mind when you're trying to animate the Anchor Point. One thing that may be confusing is that I've animated my Anchor Point in the Layer panel, but of course my final stage is my Comp panel. And I have my Layer panel forward, I am trying to do a RAM Preview. It's not going to be very interesting because it's just looking at this layer, which happens to be a still image. If I want to preview this animation, I need to make sure the Comp panel is forward, either by clicking on its center or along its tab at top, and then RAM Preview, and now I'll see the result of the animation I created in the Layer panel.

The other thing that's different is when you edited the position, you could edit its motion path directly in the Comp panel. But again, when you're editing the Anchor Point, you need to edit its motion path in the Layer panel. This actually isn't so bad because you get to see the two side by side. You get to see the o...

Using an anchor point path
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Using an anchor point path 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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