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marc marcus"walking" square problem.
by on Oct 10, 2014 at 7:50:04 am

hi all,

i need some help, i want to create a walking or rolling square. i can get it to roll onto its side once, after that i get the anchor point problem, i have tried parenting another square but i cant get them to move together as one.

can anyone help me?


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Walter SoykaRe: "walking" square problem.
by on Oct 10, 2014 at 12:04:18 pm

[marc marcus] "i want to create a walking or rolling square. i can get it to roll onto its side once, after that i get the anchor point problem"

What is "the anchor point problem?"

Walter Soyka
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marc marcusRe: "walking" square problem.
by on Oct 10, 2014 at 12:34:39 pm







i want to make the square keep moving like that, but after the first movement i have the problem with the anchorpoint, i cant move it to the other corner without it changing the annimation.


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Walter SoykaRe: "walking" square problem.
by on Oct 10, 2014 at 1:01:36 pm

Gotcha, thanks for that.

A couple solutions come to mind:

1) Don't just adjust the anchor point, animate it. When you animate the anchor point, also animate the position the same amount in the other direction to offset.

2) Use a set of stacked nulls. After you do your first rotation, create a new null at the lower right corner and parent the square to the new null. Rotate the null. To do another rotation, create another new null and repeat the process, parenting up the chain as you go.

Walter Soyka
Designer & Mad Scientist at Keen Live [link]
Motion Graphics, Widescreen Events, Presentation Design, and Consulting
@keenlive [twitter]   |   RenderBreak [blog]   |   Profile [LinkedIn]


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marc marcusRe: "walking" square problem.
by on Oct 10, 2014 at 1:04:34 pm

thanks a lot!! that should solve everything! why could i not think of that.

thanks again! you are awesome :D


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Ken TeutschRe: "walking" square problem.
by on Oct 10, 2014 at 1:06:56 pm

Take a look at this. Pretty good technique:







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