I'm working on an AE project and am dismayed to find that for some reason the arrow key properties have nudged around one position (ie. when i tap left, the asset moves down, when I tap down the asset moves right etc). It's really frustrating! It happens when i try to move assets within the comp. Has anyone ever had this problem before? Is there an easy fix?
It may be worth mentioning that this started happening on my old rubbish macbook last week, I've moved on to a brand new computer, and having transferred a few files and fonts across, it's now happening on the new one too! Arrrrgh! Please help!
I have never heard of that occurring.
Try resetting your keyboard shortcuts by quitting After Effects, deleting your keyboard shortcuts file, and then restarting After Effects. (The order is important.)
You can find the keyboard shortcuts file by clicking the Reveal Preferences button at the bottom of the General pane of the Preferences dialog box.
Thanks very much for replying. Keyboard shortcuts have been deleted but the arrow keys are still playing up. The weird activity is confined to one comp, which was made on the old computer, and occurs when I move shape layers around. Baffling :-S
Check the properties of the layer. Could be negative scale values or a 3D layer flipped 180.