Any Chance For an Anchor Point Tool SCRIPT????

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rocken
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Any Chance For an Anchor Point Tool SCRIPT????

Post by rocken » Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:23 pm

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I like to make a request if any of the GURUS can make an anchor point tool...something similar to what can be found in Adobe Illustrator??....I believe it would make life easier for all : one would be able to control in between two anchor points without having to match individual anchor points.....Maybe it could be integrated into the Transform Points Tool ....Please I would appreciate a feedback if this is possible or not
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Re: Any Chance For an Anchor Point Tool SCRIPT????

Post by Greenlaw » Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:46 pm

I know this isn't exactly the same thing as having a separate anchor point but What I usually do is place a layer inside a group layer and re-position the origin for the group. This way I can animate from different transform origins for the same item. Using Timeline visibility, I can show key frames for both layers and animate them as one.

Sometimes I'll nest a layer within multiple groups so I can have many origin points to animate from.

Depending on your nesting order, you can even simulate how you animate an anchor point AE by animating the Layer transforms.
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Re: Any Chance For an Anchor Point Tool SCRIPT????

Post by Penny » Sat Jul 20, 2019 12:12 am

If you're looking for a tool that allows you to change the point of rotation take a look at this thread: http://www.lostmarble.com/forum/viewtop ... 12&t=30487
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Re: Any Chance For an Anchor Point Tool SCRIPT????

Post by rocken » Sat Jul 20, 2019 3:26 am

Greenlaw wrote:
Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:46 pm
I know this isn't exactly the same thing as having a separate anchor point but What I usually do is place a layer inside a group layer and re-position the origin for the group. This way I can animate from different transform origins for the same item. Using Timeline visibility, I can show key frames for both layers and animate them as one.

Sometimes I'll nest a layer within multiple groups so I can have many origin points to animate from.

Depending on your nesting order, you can even simulate how you animate an anchor point AE by animating the Layer transforms.
I'm trying to create a mental picture of what you just said...Please could you share a screenshot or a short video?
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Re: Any Chance For an Anchor Point Tool SCRIPT????

Post by rocken » Sat Jul 20, 2019 3:47 am

Penny wrote:
Sat Jul 20, 2019 12:12 am
If you're looking for a tool that allows you to change the point of rotation take a look at this thread: http://www.lostmarble.com/forum/viewtop ... 12&t=30487
thanks..I'd go check it out
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