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  • Trying to create Spinning Animation. Need Help!

  • Faisal Maniar

    March 6, 2021 at 2:26 pm

    I want to spin multiple star shapes in their own place. I made a star shape, put the anchor point to the center, and applied rotation. Working perfect.

    But now I want to replicate this effect 15 times, so I can see fifteen stars spinning on the screen at once all in their own place.

    1) First I tried to use the repeater operator, but there is only one anchor point that is on the position of the original star. So only that star spins in it place, the rest are revolving around that anchor point. That is not what I want. I want all of them to spin in their place.

    Is there a way I can make all of them spin using the repeater?

    2) Second way I can think of achieving this is by precomposing the spinning star and then duplicating it multiple times. But that is a lot of layers.

    I want to know Is there a way in the repeater operator that I can achieve the desired result? because, I think if there is, it will be a more scalable solution than the second one.

    Or if you can think of an easier method, please share.

  • Graham Quince

    March 7, 2021 at 3:26 pm

    I think you may be trying to animate the wrong set of transform properties. Each shape within a layer has its own transform tools. If you animate these, then the repeater works as expected:

  • Faisal Maniar

    March 11, 2021 at 5:36 am

    Hey Graham! Thank you for the response. You are right I was using the wrong rotation properties. I was experimenting between only 2 rotation values. The One under layer transform and the other was under the repeater transform.

    There are actually 2 more rotation properties. The one is poly start transform and the other is under the polystart shape. The last one resolved the problem.

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