Auto-Orient Objects Along Paths in After Effects

In this quick post, I will show you how to quickly tell your layer to automatically orient along a path in After Effects.

Step 1: Select your layer and press CTRL+ALT+O on a PC or CMD+OPT+O on a Mac.

Step 2: Choose Orient Along Path from the Auto-Orientation pop-up and press OK.

Your layer should now be oriented along the path.

If you want to undo it later on, simply select the layer again and press CTRL+ALT+O on a PC or CMD+OPT+O on a Mac.

Choose Off from the Auto-Orientation popup and press OK.

It will now go back to where it was. I hope this tip was useful!

About the author:

Sergei Prokhnevskiy

Sergei Prokhnevskiy is a Charlotte, NC based motion graphics designer, an online tutor, an entrepreneur, and Adobe MAX Master Speaker. Sergei is known for his quick and practical After Effects tips and tricks on YouTube, where he generated well over 6 million views on his tutorials. He has authored an online video course on After Effects Expressions and developed scripts for After Effects. He is also a former senior motion graphics designer at Fox Sports where he worked on graphics for NFL, Super Bowl, MLB, World Series, College Football, NASCAR, Women’s World Cup, and NASCAR Race Hub. He is very passionate about learning and teaching others.


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