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Objects Connected to Null Don't Match Bounding Box

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Greetings!

I'm trying to make a responsive call-out motion graphic with three null objects and two solids with beam effects in place as seen in this tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tma3nKn0axg . 

 

The effect works fine however, the bounding boxes for the null don't match the point where the beam is connected. I've tried adjusting the anchor points for both the null objects and solids but neither had any luck. Here's a setup of my workspace: 

 

Link to video of my issue: https://youtu.be/I-ZPzcpjLjE

As you can see, the starting and endpoint of both beams, which are linked through an expresion to one or more null objects, are nowhere near their parented layers bounding boxes.

Any help with fixing this would be greatly appreciated.

I'm using Adobe CC 2019

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Correct answer by Roland Kahlenberg | Adobe Community Professional

Hard to tell from what you've shown but I would take a guess that the Solid the Beam Effects are applied to are not large enough. Setting them to Comp Size and ensure you set Layer>Transform props to default values.

Also, you may want to use the Create Nulls from Path script to create your lines. It's a lot quicker to set up customizable lines such as the ones used in a Callout.

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Objects Connected to Null Don't Match Bounding Box

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Greetings!

I'm trying to make a responsive call-out motion graphic with three null objects and two solids with beam effects in place as seen in this tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tma3nKn0axg . 

 

The effect works fine however, the bounding boxes for the null don't match the point where the beam is connected. I've tried adjusting the anchor points for both the null objects and solids but neither had any luck. Here's a setup of my workspace: 

 

Link to video of my issue: https://youtu.be/I-ZPzcpjLjE

As you can see, the starting and endpoint of both beams, which are linked through an expresion to one or more null objects, are nowhere near their parented layers bounding boxes.

Any help with fixing this would be greatly appreciated.

I'm using Adobe CC 2019

⬇️DOWNLOAD UPDATED VERSION HERE⬇️ http://bit.ly/FLEX-Callout-Titles ►▶Full animated bundle for editors currently on special: https://bit.ly/EditingElementsAE...
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Correct answer by Roland Kahlenberg | Adobe Community Professional

Hard to tell from what you've shown but I would take a guess that the Solid the Beam Effects are applied to are not large enough. Setting them to Comp Size and ensure you set Layer>Transform props to default values.

Also, you may want to use the Create Nulls from Path script to create your lines. It's a lot quicker to set up customizable lines such as the ones used in a Callout.

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Hard to tell from what you've shown but I would take a guess that the Solid the Beam Effects are applied to are not large enough. Setting them to Comp Size and ensure you set Layer>Transform props to default values.

Also, you may want to use the Create Nulls from Path script to create your lines. It's a lot quicker to set up customizable lines such as the ones used in a Callout.

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You were totally right! It had something to do with the solid's size and placement. I must have moved it at some point and didn't notice. Now everything is matching up. 

 

How do I create nulls from the path using a script? I've never heard of that before.

THANKS!! XD

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This tutorial covers the feature, albeit in a long-winded manner - https://youtu.be/wt1-A0EYvao

AboutAdobe After Effects had a recent update that allows you to attach a null object to a shape path. Animate arrows or any other objects with ease using th...

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