I'm trying to figure out whether it is possible to tie a point on one object to a point on another object so that the child moves in response to the parent.
Specifically the sort of thing I'm trying to do is to have something like a piece of string to which I want to attach decorations. I'd like a point of each of the decorations to attach to the piece of string so that when I move the string the decorations move with it. Imagine the string blowing in the wind so it may undulate, and the decorations would follow that undulation.
I'm guessing this is quite simple, but all the searches I have done and just trying things out in Animate haven't lead me to the answer. I may well be using the wrong terms to find what I want as I'm completely new to this (I have been able to do something similar with the OSS Synfig studio but was keen to try it out in animate before my trial ends as this would help me to decide whether to go forward to buy a subscription or not.
Thanks in advance for any advice!
tween each decoration movieclip and add each decoration movieclip to the string movieclip.
When you say add each decoration to the string, do you mean group them?
For the decorations, there will be quite a large number but only 2-3 unique types, so I'd like to avoid needing to move them individually as I move the points of the string curves.
create 1 (of your 2-3) types. tween it.
add it to you string movieclip
tween your string
you should start to see how this will work and how your ornament tween will need to work with your string tween.