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Albert Kowalski
Attach object to moving path
on Aug 1, 2019 at 10:17:52 am


I read couple of similar topics, but none of those answered my question. It goes like this:

I got an object - a ship.swf exported from Animate. This ship is naturally floating on the ocean (Postion Y is wiggling and Rotation is wiggling).
It also moves along the X swimming through ocean.
Now I want to attach a wave to the ship so its front is attached to the edge of the ship. Parenting the wave layer to the ship layer doesn't work.
The wave itself shouldn't rotate and change it's Y position. So I only attached X position to the ship so it follows the ship nicely while it swim through the ocean.

But since the ship wiggle on the Y and rotate, the waves contantly shifts on the X several pixels from the edge of the ship.
Now I manually keyframe the X position of the wave, but it's a lot of work and I'm looking for a way to automate this? Any ideas? Thanks! ☺

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