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just to check...
« on: October 09, 2021, 06:54:44 am »

i was recently under the impression that Steve had added the ability to animate an element's parentage.  but i can't find any controls to do so (as of build 1402), and i now suspect i was getting mixed up with the new feature where a figure bone can be set as an element's parent.

so: just to confirm, parentage can't be animated at present right?
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Re: just to check...
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2021, 09:08:56 pm »

Are you talking about this?
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Re: just to check...
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2021, 09:10:47 pm »

Or the target?
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Re: just to check...
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2021, 11:57:38 am »

You can make the parent a bone of a figure but you can't animate it. However using multiple objects you can show/hide them to make it appear that the parent changes. See this topic https://www.anim8or.com/smf/index.php/topic,6076.0.html for an example of a picture pitcher throwing a ball, and for more details on how it works.
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Re: just to check...
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2021, 09:34:06 am »

the method Steve describes is the one i've been using.  just wanted to make sure there wasn't a more efficient method available which i'm missing.  thanks for confirming =]
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