I'm working with multiple groups inside of a shape layer in AE. For one of the groups I would like to re-position it's anchor point without moving the position. The only way i know how to do this is to use the pan behind tool. The problem is that for this specific group (for what ever reason) the anchor point is exactly behind/on top of the left layer handle. When i try to use the pan behind tool to select the axis, the layer handle is in the way therefore causes my shape to do some really quirky re-sizing. Thus rendering my pan behind tool obsolete. The only other workaround I have for this is to change the anchor point attribute under the groups specific transform properties. Although this provides for a workaround it still moves the shape's position unlike using the pan behind tool.
I guess I would like to not have to re-position the layer every time this silly axis-behind-handle issue comes up. How do I do this?
Any insight would be amazing. If you need me to post screenshots for further clarification just let me know.
We can't know. any such issues require to know the exact group hierarchy and what the result looks in the comp. From rearranging your groups to adding one more level of grouping and thus an extra transform to rigging up expressions there could be any number of possible solutions here.
If you want a common anchor point for a bunch of layers just add a null and make it the parent of the group. EZ as pie.