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Stuart PaciejPuppet Tool, constrain distance between pins?
by on Apr 15, 2010 at 11:34:55 pm

Hi I'm animating an illustrated psd chain using the puppet tool - when manipulating the points the chain obviously stretches when the distance changes between the pin points.

In short is there a way / expression / attaching the pins to to nulls method to constraining the distance between them?

Thanks in advance!


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Chris WrightRe: Puppet Tool, constrain distance between pins?
by on Apr 16, 2010 at 12:59:20 am

1. paste in the puppet position to each new pin

N = thisComp.layer("Null 1");
fromWorld(N.toWorld(N.position));


2. a) then just do a simple master parenting null.


2. b) or set null position with delay code
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