HELP! I cannot get my head around making a character climb a ladder. I'm all setup with puppet pins etc. Has anyone ever done it and wants to share a project file?? It's like the smallest part of an animation i have to do and it's beating me!
As Dave said, a screengrab would be helpful. I did it once, and what I did was have the character climb the ladder from one position until it resets and I moved the ladder under him. Then I just undid the ladder's movement in the main comp so the guy moved instead. I don't know if that helps, but I'm not sure what you're getting stuck on. :/
I was on vacation, so hopefully you figured it out. If not, I'd say you just need to take your pins for the hands and put them in position and put the feet on the proper position. Then move them until the character is on the next step. Then I'd precomp her if I want her to just climb the ladder off screen. If you want her to keep climbing forever, I'd precomp her and the ladder and move the whole comp down as she goes up so she stays in the middle of the screen.
Sorry if that's vague too. I don't really know what you're getting hung up on. I'd definitely look for reference material. IIRC, when people climb ladders they go up using the opposite hands and feet.