Coordinate Controls

Parameters that define a specific location in the Canvas are controlled using three value sliders to set the x, y, and z axes; parameters that define a specific location in a two-dimensional object have two value sliders for x and y.

Figure. Position control in inspector.
Figure. Center control expanded in Inspector.

Note: In most cases, only the x and y axis value sliders are visible. The z axis value slider can be revealed by clicking the disclosure triangle next to the parameter name.

Figure. Expanded Position control in Inspector.

The most common example of this type of control is the Position parameter, which sets the center point for an object. But this control also occurs for any parameter that defines a position in the Canvas, such as the center of a lens flare or the origin of a particle system.

To modify a coordinate value in the inspector
  • Use the value sliders for the x, y, and (when applicable) z axes.

    For more on using value sliders, see Value Slider.

    Tip: Any coordinate parameter can be set by moving an object or an onscreen control directly in the Canvas. This allows you to set the value visually rather than numerically. Depending on the particular coordinate parameter you are modifying, you may need to select a specific tool in the Toolbar.