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lord
07-22-2003, 09:32 PM
Hi all,
Wondering if some kind person could help out a little.

I'm working on rigging a character whoes eyes from time to time become independant of the the rest of the body (Crazy stuff!).

I figured that I would need to use some kind of dynamic parenting to make this happen.

Ideally I would've liked to have used expressions to make it happen, but I couldn't get an expression to work without directly keyframing the parent objects, which of course is useless in a complex heirarchy.
(If anyone knows of a solution using expressions I would be eternally gratefull)

So I resorted to using Dynamic Parenting Motion Modifier. What I'd now like to be able to do is automate the transition between parents somewhat, and instead of digging through each eye to find the parent settings dialogue simply control both with a slider.

Is it possible to access the parent state through a channel in the graph editor? Or is there another way of acheiving this.

Cheers