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Tutorial 66: Point Control

Joe Clay | Apr 14, 2017

This tutorial explores a useful technique for tying a point control to position, so you can freely move a layer around that already has position animated, and save it as a preset. While you can also use the Transform effect for this, this ensures that your vector-based layers stay crisp if you choose to scale them up and you don't have to worry about any bounding box weirdness.

Original expression

hp = effect("Hit")("Point");
[value[0]+hp[0],value[1]+hp[1]];

Simplified expression

hp = effect("Hit")("Point");
value + hp;

Simplified expression with offset

hp = effect("Hit")("Point") - [960,540];
value + hp;

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