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Augusto Sotomayor Jaramillo
Parenting Single Layer to different nulls at layer markers
on Jun 2, 2013 at 10:29:14 pm

Hello Ae folks!

I am trying to have 1 comp follow different nulls (each containing diff. animated properties) at comp markers.
Is that possible? thanks!


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Todd Kopriva
Re: Parenting Single Layer to different nulls at layer markers
on Jun 3, 2013 at 4:55:30 am

You can't change which layer something is parented to at different times in the composition.

Why wouldn't you just have the layer parented to a single item and have the parent layer's animation change as needed?

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Darby Edelen
Re: Parenting Single Layer to different nulls at layer markers
on Jun 3, 2013 at 5:23:43 am

[Todd Kopriva] "Why wouldn't you just have the layer parented to a single item and have the parent layer's animation change as needed?"

Or parent your parent to another parent. :)

Darby Edelen


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Augusto Sotomayor Jaramillo
Re: Parenting Single Layer to different nulls at layer markers
on Jun 3, 2013 at 6:25:51 am

thanks for the replies.

Thing is that i have different nulls each containing different animations, so I'd like to have my main layer follow these animations (separetely through out the timeline) where for example from 1' to 10" it has the null 1 animation, then from 11" to 25" it has the null 2 animation and so on.
But you can repeat and call again one of the null animations.


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Dan Ebberts
Re: Parenting Single Layer to different nulls at layer markers
on Jun 3, 2013 at 8:23:20 pm

I think the closet you can come is to split the layer at the time where you want to switch parents, and select the other parent for the new layer.

Dan



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Augusto Sotomayor Jaramillo
Re: Parenting Single Layer to different nulls at layer markers
on Jun 5, 2013 at 3:21:56 pm

thank you guys! I appreciate it.
Until next question! hehe


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