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Morphing Objects Is Not Centering Properly

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Hi,

 

I am trying to use AfterEffects to morph a square into a circle. However, even though I have centered both objects and anchor points, when I copy the circle's path onto the square's (or vice versa), the circle becomes misaligned. I tried keeping both fixed in Position, but it didn't help. I reinstalled the software so this is a workflow issue. I have no idea what I'm doing wrong, thank you for the help.

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Vector path vertices (points) move in a straight line from one keyframe to another. To get a circle to morph into a square you've got to line up the points properly. I'll run through the process in this short tutorial and I'll try and explain the reasoning.

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Morphing Objects Is Not Centering Properly

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Hi,

 

I am trying to use AfterEffects to morph a square into a circle. However, even though I have centered both objects and anchor points, when I copy the circle's path onto the square's (or vice versa), the circle becomes misaligned. I tried keeping both fixed in Position, but it didn't help. I reinstalled the software so this is a workflow issue. I have no idea what I'm doing wrong, thank you for the help.

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Correct answer by Rick Gerard | Adobe Community Professional

Vector path vertices (points) move in a straight line from one keyframe to another. To get a circle to morph into a square you've got to line up the points properly. I'll run through the process in this short tutorial and I'll try and explain the reasoning.

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have you tried making their anchor point to zero zero before positioning them.

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Yes I did that

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you can align them before you convert the shape to path

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Yes that was done 

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Shape layers are a bit tricky to align, if you don't pay attention.

 

On a shape layer, you have the LAYER position and the LAYER anchorpoint (just like in all other layers, too). But next to this, there is a SHAPE position and a SHAPE anchorpoint, aswell.

 

Make sure, all of those values are the same for both shapes.

You can also try to use the rectengular with rounded corners to make a sqaure become a cycle. Just animate the radius of the corner.

 

*Martin

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Vector path vertices (points) move in a straight line from one keyframe to another. To get a circle to morph into a square you've got to line up the points properly. I'll run through the process in this short tutorial and I'll try and explain the reasoning.

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this could be the right thing to do

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Thanks so much, solved it!

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