Create Pivotal Null

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Author: Zack Lovatt

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Quickly create a null at key layer points & parent layer to null.
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Create Pivotal Null

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Create Pivotal Null was made to help make your rigging happen much smoother, much faster. You know how you're always making controller/helper nulls, then fighting through trying to get them lined up just so with one of your layer edges/corners? Yeah, me too.

This simplifies the process by giving you an easy-to-use panel where you can simply choose where to put the null, hit the button and BAM, it does all the work for ya. 

Have multiple layers selected? Not a problem! The script will run through each layer and create a null at that point for each layer.

 

Options:

  • Point - Choose where on your layer to create the controller null (note that this works on layer bounds, not visible pixels! Masks & alpha isn't factored in.)
  • Parent to Null - Whether to parent the layer to the created null or not. You usually want this on.
  • X/Y/Z Offset - Amount to offset null from pivot point.

 

Originally requested by Jayse Hansen.

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After Effects CC, CS6, CS5.5, CS5