2 Replies Latest reply on Jul 25, 2017 1:04 PM by Dave LaRonde

    Aligning 2 objects as group


      I have a very simple alignment issue that I tried searching for a while online for an answer for. I have 2 circle objects on separate shape layers, as shown in this screenshot:



      I want them too be centered horizontally together as if they were 1 object. I tried grouping them into a pre-composition, but the center to composition button doesn't work like that. If I click center to composition, they stack on top of each other, which is what I expect, although that's not what I need



      I need them to be spaced away from the center line evenly, if that makes sense. Is there any way to do this?

        • 1. Re: Aligning 2 objects as group
          Mike_Abbott Adobe Community Professional

          Draw both circles within the same shape layer. Then align layer to comp centre and you're done.


          1. Draw your first circle.

          2. highlight the shape layer, draw the second circle - you'll then have two shape groups within one shape layer.

          • 2. Re: Aligning 2 objects as group
            Dave LaRonde Level 6

            Assuming the anchor points of the circles are at the exact center of the circles, change their x-position to half the comp's width.  They're centered.


            Now make a position keyframe on each circle.


            Go further down the comp timeline.  If you want them to move apart 200 horizontal pixels, highlight the x-value of one of the layers, use the cursor-right key to get off that value and type "+100".  Do the same thing on the other circle, but type "-100" instead.