1 Reply Latest reply on Jul 25, 2014 7:04 AM by Szalam

    Parent (x,y)

    BabsRaed

      Hi,

       

      I have two 2D-objects.  A parent and his shadow.
      I would like the shadow to follow his parent but only in the X-direction, not the Y-direction.

       

      How can I do that?

       

      Thanks!

        • 1. Re: Parent (x,y)
          Szalam Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          Use expressions, not parenting.

          Alt-click the position stopwatch for your soon-to-be-a-child layer. Type an open bracket ([) then pick whip to the x part of the position property of your soon-to-be-parent layer. Then type a comma, a zero, and a close bracket (]) then a plus sign and the word "value". Now, you can adjust the x and y of your "child" layer as much as you would like, but any time the "parent" moves in x, the child will move the same amount.

          The expression will look something like this: [pickwhip, 0] + value