I am building a virtual multimeter for testing simulated circuits. I would like to be able to drag an animated multimeter test lead to a point in the circuit and drop it on a target. The static drag and drop is not my issue. I would like some suggestions on how I can animate the movement of the lead itself. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
while you're dragging, that is the animation. when dropped you can animate the object to where you want it to go.
Actually, the part I want to animate is the “wire” portion attached to the probe that is being dragged to the circuit.
I want to be able to click on the probe part of the test lead and give the illusion of the wire being dragged and moving behind it.
you want something to "follow the mouse" but not be dragged?
if yes, use a loop (enterframe) and ease the object's position to the mouse: