An anchor point is an important tool in After Effects. It can be used to adjust keyframes, transform elements and move layers. You can move your anchor point along the x and y axis and even adjust its position. To move an anchor point, select the anchor point and press the shift key while dragging.
If you want to move an anchor point to a specific location, you can do so manually by clicking on the little squares. Then, you can choose the corresponding option from the menu. However, you will need to experiment with the different options and get to know how to use them.
Another way to quickly move an anchor point is by using the Move Anchor Point tool. This tool is a time saver, since it allows you to move all anchor points at the same time. In addition, you can set custom move values and negative values. You can also create presets and save them.
The move anchor point tool is also very easy to use. The X, Y, and Z axes are represented by the little squares that can be clicked on. A pan behind (anchor point) tool is also available to help you manipulate anchor points.
When using the Move Anchor Point tool, you will see that the coordinates are relative to the top left corner of your layer. That means that moving an anchor point will not necessarily change its position on other comp elements. As you can imagine, this is an advantage when you have multiple solids to animate. For instance, you can duplicate a solid and move it from one position to another with the Edit -> Duplicate command.
Moving the anchor point from one location to another is often tricky. It can be done in a few simple steps, but you need to be aware of what you’re doing and how to avoid accidentally doing it the wrong way. Before you start, make sure to learn the right keys to activate the tools.
While you are experimenting, be sure to check the status bar to determine if the move is actually working. Also, if you don’t want to alter your layer’s position, you can hold down the Shift key when you move an anchor point.
In addition to using the Move Anchor Point tool, you can also use the Pan Behind tool to center your anchor point and adjust its value. Remember to hold the shift key while dragging to achieve a straight line. Alternatively, you can Alt-drag with the tool.
To move an anchor point in After Effects, you can either drag it or choose the Pan Behind tool. Once you have selected the pan behind tool, you can use the scale and rotate tools to set the anchor point’s new position.
The Move Anchor Point tool can be a great time saver, especially when you have a bunch of solids to animate. As a bonus, it’s also extremely useful when you need to manipulate multiple solids at the same time.