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I'm trying to animate an object around an elliptical path. I've tried null object + rotate which seems to only work for perfect circles.

I've also tried copy path onto position which creates a path but it's open at beginning and end of the motion path. And it doesn't align to the ellipse, (IDK how to rotate the motion path to align).

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Pic below is closest to motion I want. enter image description here

  • I'm not too familiar with Ae, this may or may not be helpful. (see other questions tagged after effects) – WELZ Nov 4 '18 at 23:48
  • I don't know how you could do this exactly, but you can animate along a path by making a path object, copying it and then pasting it to the transform > position of the layer you want to animate. However, this doesn't work if the path is closed, so I don't know how you'd do that with an ellipse and I don't know if there's an alternate way to do it... – Joonas Nov 5 '18 at 8:32
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DO you mean something like this?

https://forums.adobe.com/thread/1929334

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