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Text Animation - Character anchor point

New Here ,
Jun 03, 2021 Jun 03, 2021

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Hi all,

 

Bit of a random one that's bugged me for a while and I've never been able to figure out, hopefully somebody can help!

 

I want to animate the scale of the characters in a text later but notice the achor point is always sitting at the bottom of each character (see image below, have circled the anchor points).

 

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I'd like to shift these achor points to the center on the text so the characters scale from the middle rather than the bottom, has anybody figured out a way to do this? Any help would be great!

 

Many thanks!

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Adobe Community Professional , Jun 03, 2021 Jun 03, 2021
Anchor Point Grouping and Grouping Alignment Expand the Text Layer to reveal More Options. Expand More Options to reveal Anchor Point Grouping and Grouping Alignment. For Grouping Alignment, adjust the "y" value to a negative value to bring the Text Layer Anchor Point above the baseline.  A value of -38 to -42 works for most fonts.  I find it helpful to draw a horizontal guide through the vertical center if it needs to be more precise. Use the Anchor Point Grouping to change between Char...

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Anchor Point Grouping and Grouping Alignment

 

Expand the Text Layer to reveal More Options.

 

Expand More Options to reveal Anchor Point Grouping and Grouping Alignment.

 

For Grouping Alignment, adjust the "y" value to a negative value to bring the Text Layer Anchor Point above the baseline.  A value of -38 to -42 works for most fonts.  I find it helpful to draw a horizontal guide through the vertical center if it needs to be more precise.

 

Use the Anchor Point Grouping to change between Character (the default), Word, Line, or All.

 

After Effects Text Layer with the Grouping Alignment set to 0, -40.5.After Effects Text Layer with the Grouping Alignment set to 0, -40.5.

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You're a gent! It's something that I've been scratching my head at for a while now thank you!

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