Is it possible in After Effects to cause a layer to parent itself to the layer below it automatically when you duplicate it?
You have a Null and create a small solid and parent it to that Null. When I duplicate the solid #1, it creates a copy that is ALSO parented to the Null. Instead of this, I want solid #2 to be parented to solid #1. When I duplicate Solid #2, I want solid #3 to be parented to solid #2, and so on.
I know I can do this manually, but if I need to create 100 solids, I don't want to have to go 1 by 1 and parent each one individually. I would rather be able to hit "duplicate" and as each copy is created, it is dynamically parented to the layer below it.
Is there a way to accomplish this by using expressions? I know you can set up expressions based on which layer the object is currently parented to, but I haven't found a way to dynamically parent an object to its "Index+1".