Hello. I’m fairly new to a.e. (I’m a flash designer/developer). I need to attach one clip’s properties to another’s, but with elastic movement. In the reading I’ve done to try to figure this out, it has seemed that motion math would be the way to do this, but it seems that the version of a.e 6.0 I have at work doesn’t have motion math. Is there anyway I can buy motion math separately from a.e., or is there a way to use expressions similarly. Thanks for any help.
Hey Steve, thanks for the reply and the links. I found an effect that i think is similar to what I need to accomplish in another forum, but that was linked back here…it was Dan Ebbert’s “connect the dots” script. Does anyone know where I may be able to find that and/or read something about it. Thanks.
Hey Dan, thanks for the offer. I found your connect the dots expressions and have those working…very nice work. I am trying to essentially connect text with lines and have this text move around 3d space with some elasticity…as the leader gets large, the follower follows and then shoots past and then back. I would greatly appreciate any help.
Ok. Thanks for the help. I’m having a bit of a problem with the spring expression. I’ve used the expression on the position parameter of the follower object…when I do so the follower jumps right on top of the controller and when the controller’s animation is going the controlled object is very close behind (almost imperceptibly close). Only when the controller stops do I see some semblance of a little elasticity in the follower. Could you point me to the variables I would need to change to make the follower keep a certain amount of distance to the controller and how to make the elasticity look a little smoother. Thanks for all the help.