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Sushant Sharma
Parent layers in timeline so they move together
on May 8, 2020 at 6:15:28 pm

Hey Guys,

I am in bit of trouble, I have a lot of layers in the time line.
They all are in the pair of four. I don't want to Pre-Compose them.

I want to link or parent 3 layers with the 4th one, so that when I move the 4th layer in timeline, few frames forward or backward, they all should move together.
Whenever I drag the main layer in the timeline, the linked layers should move together. I don't want to manually drag all layers together, I just want to handle the master layer.

Thanks in advance :)


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John Cuevas
Re: Parent layers in timeline so they move together
on May 8, 2020 at 7:07:53 pm

You can't do that without a precomp. You can though, just select all four layers by holding down shift and clicking the first layer and the fourth(that will select all the layers in between) or by holding down "cntl" and selecting each layer one at time. Then just move all the layers at once.

Johnny Cuevas, Editor
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Sushant Sharma
Re: Parent layers in timeline so they move together
on May 9, 2020 at 6:32:57 am

Thank you John.
Actually I dont want to Pre-Comp the layers, I was looking for that particular solution to link layers.
Maybe a script or something to achieve that.
Anyway, thank you so much man for taking out time to reply.


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