If there isn't anything fancy about this circle, why not make it in AE?
I did attempt to make the same circle in AE, but it was the same result, unfortunately.
It's in the exact center yet it is acting like this. I double checked that.
I cannot tell if the circle for some reason is distorted just a little bit and is not perfectly circular because of the settings though. Is that possible?
how did you check it's the exact center? if you mean by centering the anchor point and snapping it - that would only center it in the middle of the pixels but in some cases not the exact center. I usually do it manually until I get it right. and of course your circle could be any circle and not a perfect circle. we don't know - you should show us this glorious circle.
Here's a real no-fail, no-brainer way to do it. This assumes you're working at 1280x960 in SQUARE pixels -- a pixel aspect ratio of 1.0:
- Make a 960x960 solid
- Highlight it
- Double-click on the ellipse tool
It makes a perfectly-circular mask on the solid, and the anchor point is dead-solid-perfect. Now, if you want an outline on the edge of the circle, use the Stroke effect. If you want the stroke to refrain from cutting off at the edges, tweak the Mask Expand/Contract property on the solid's mask settings.
And if you're trying to use AE intuitively -- which results in a 95% chance of failure in AE -- perhaps you ought to spend some quality time here: