Simple Drop Shadow Rotation Fixer....

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ryan_g
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Joined: June 21st, 2004, 3:29 pm

June 22nd, 2004, 9:45 am

Ok, this may be too basic to post, but I find I use it almost every day.
If you hate precomposing layers with rotation on them just so you can place a dropshadow on the layer without the shadow rotating, this one expression placed on the dropshadow 'direction' parameter will help:

-rotation + 135;

I use 135 because that is the default drop down/right.

If you are flopping an object during your animation, you might want to expand the expression with a condition to catch a negative scale X, which messes up the dropshadows direction. Like this:

if (scale[0] > 0) {
-rotation +135;
} else {
rotation + 135;
}

Simple, but useful.
Anyways, just thought I would share it.

-Ryan
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