Can't move anchor point?

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Mar 08, 2012

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I'm using CS4.

When I try to select an anchor point, any actions I take immediately highlight the position and move the position - not the anchor point. I am using the selection tool - doesn't matter if I select via the layers or via the display - same thing happens.

Any thoughts?

Thanks!

Sorry for the confusion! I think the easiest way to move your anchor point is using the Pan Behind Tool in the toolbar. We made a visual walkthrough of the process here:

 

 

Hope this helps!

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Can't move anchor point?

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I'm using CS4.

When I try to select an anchor point, any actions I take immediately highlight the position and move the position - not the anchor point. I am using the selection tool - doesn't matter if I select via the layers or via the display - same thing happens.

Any thoughts?

Thanks!

Sorry for the confusion! I think the easiest way to move your anchor point is using the Pan Behind Tool in the toolbar. We made a visual walkthrough of the process here:

 

 

Hope this helps!

Caroline

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You use the pan behind tool to move anchor points.

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I selected that tool, and then the anchor point and it didn't move at all. Nothing that I could see moved.

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If you use the Pan Behind Tool (keyboard shortcut is the y key) and grab the anchor point, the anchor point moves relative to the layer but the layer's apparent position in the composition doesn't move. If you check the position values in the timeline you'll see that they change as you drag the anchor point around the layer.

Screen Shot 2012-03-09 at 7.03.29 AM.png

If you grab the anchor point values in the timeline the relative position of the layer appears to move in the composition window but the position values don't change because the position of the anchor point isn't moving in relation to the composition.

The position value of a layer is always the position of the anchor point relative to the composition. The anchor point value is the position of the anchor point relative to the layer. Rotation and scale both center around the anchor point.

I hope this helps.

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I can't seem to do anything with that tool at all. I'm wondering if I have a messed up setting or something?

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What kind of layer are you working with? Could you provide some screenshots?

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This is the answer: uncheck collapse transformation in the layer you want to move the anchor point. sdsdsdw.PNG

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This solved my problem, thank you!

 

*Pan behind tool not working. Keeps selecting other layers. Not moving anchor point.* (for people searching the answer)

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THIS is the answer I was looking for! Thanks.

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Also, make sure no other layers are selected (this was my schoolboy error!)

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Sorry for the confusion! I think the easiest way to move your anchor point is using the Pan Behind Tool in the toolbar. We made a visual walkthrough of the process here:

 

 

Hope this helps!

Caroline

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