User Guide > Animation > Moving Pivot Point

Moving the Pivot Point of a Drawing Layer

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The pivot point of a layer determines where is the axis around which a layer is rotated or on which the layer is scaled when you rotate or scale the layer with the Layer Transform tool.

By default, the pivot point of a layer is at the centre of the stage. You can reposition that pivot point to adjust the way your layer rotates or scales when animated.

IMPORTANT: Changing the pivot point of a layer affects the position of its pivot point throughout the entire panel. If your layer is already animated and you change the position of its pivot point, its position at the current frame will remain the same, but Storyboard Pro will have to adjust the position of the layer in other keyframes to work with the new position of the layer's pivot, which might negatively impact your animation. Hence, it is recommended to set the pivot point of your layer before animating it.