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When holding shift + scaling a shape layer = doesn't constrain a perfect shape.


Question

I'm on AE CS6 and when I'm scaling a shape layer it doesn't scale perfectly.

For instance, I'm scaling an ellipse shape and I want a perfect circle, usually all I have to do is hold the shift key and drag the shape to create a perfect circle.

Instead it's being constrained to an oval! Does anyone have the answer?

2014/12/17
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12/17/2014 6:16:00 PM

The Shift key constrains proportions. If you start with an oval, it will continue to be an ellipse as you scale it.

To turn an ellipse into a circle, or a rectangle into a square, adjust the height and width properties manually (be sure that auto-keyframe is turned off if you don't want to make this part of an animation) so they are the same.

2014/12/17
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12/17/2014 7:42:00 PM