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Carolina NadelPuppet Tool and Parenting
by on Nov 5, 2010 at 4:44:11 pm

I parented the head of a character to its body. When I attempted to bend the body with the puppet tool, the body moved separately from the head. Is there any way to achieve this affect?
(I also tried parenting numerous mouths to swap in and out on a head and then parented the mouths to the head. But when I use the puppet tool on the head, the mouths go their own way.)


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Dave LaRondeRe: Puppet Tool and Parenting
by on Nov 6, 2010 at 1:00:25 am

Add a couple of track points to the body and motion track the head to the body?

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Michael SzalapskiRe: Puppet Tool and Parenting
by on Nov 8, 2010 at 3:29:09 pm

Put the head and mouths and body all in a precomp together and use the puppet tool on the precomp.

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Carolina NadelRe: Puppet Tool and Parenting
by on Nov 8, 2010 at 5:10:33 pm

Thanks for the replies! I'll try them out.

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