So I'm working with a character. There are pieces that I would like attached to it's head which coincidentally flows down to a whole body shape. The body is the object I'm manipulating with the puppet tool.
To make this easier to visualize, think of a dog, it's head outline vectors continue down to its body. The ears, eyes, mouth, etc. still need to be attached so I can make this effect work. Is it possible to parent these pieces of the head to the puppet controlled layer?
parent affects only transformation value of scale,rotation,position and for 3D - Orientation and that's it. read here: Adjust layer properties in After Effects if you want more control you could try using expressions to pickwhip the layer to the puppet key-frames, set controllers with relationship to the puppet and other nulls, or do this manually -this what I usually do when I need to move a layer according to some puppet information like a had giving out a credit card. also, there are scripts that allow to enhance the puppet workflow and allow a lot more control and flexibility. like this one: PuppetTools 3 - aescripts + aeplugins - aescripts.com