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  • change start position of circular motion path

     Arn Sweatman updated 5 days ago 3 Members · 6 Posts
  • Stef Prein

    September 15, 2007 at 2:21 pm

    I created a circle in illustrator and copied it to the position of a layer. So far, so good. But the first keyframe doesn’t start at the original position of the layer. So the layer moved to a different position. How can I get the start position on the original place of the layer? Now the layer moves around a circle, but not the way I want it to do.
    Can anyone help me with this? Thanks!

  • Elad Menashe

    September 15, 2007 at 4:09 pm

    There are two options you can do that:
    1) change the layer’s anchor point
    2) select all the positional keyframes (click on the layer, press P and click on the position property) now drag the layer to the desired position, all other keyframes will be adjusted accordingly


  • Stef Prein

    September 16, 2007 at 12:06 pm

    Thanks for your reply. But this is not really my point. I created a circular motion path. The first keyframe should be te one at the top of the circle, but that isn’t working. So I need to turn the motion path around. I used a shape from illustrator. What can I do to fix this?

  • Elad Menashe

    September 16, 2007 at 5:04 pm

    I don’t have Illustrator so I cannot paste a path and check

    so here are some suggestions:
    1) precompose the layer and rotate the composition
    2) Importing Paths into AE tutorial by Aharon Rabinowitz
    3) Or this one also by Aharon Rabinowitz
    4) Try rotating the path in Illustrator and then copying it

    Good luck

  • Stef Prein

    September 17, 2007 at 5:52 pm

    Thanks man! That’s exactly what I needed! Thanks a lot!



  • Arn Sweatman

    November 21, 2021 at 10:56 pm

    I found that if I make a cut in my AI path; that is where the AE animation will start.

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