Parenting layers

Parenting layers

Parenting lets you create relationships between layers to build advanced animation rigs.

What is Parenting?

Parenting is a cool technique that helps you control multiple objects together in your animation.

When you connect a child object to a parent object, anything the parent does will be mirrored in the child. Changes or keyframes on the parent affect the child, keeping their relative positions and orientations intact.

The perks of Parenting include:

  • Efficiency: Instead of animating objects separately, control multiple objects at once by tweaking the parent.

  • Consistency + Cohesion: Keep objects in sync for a more realistic animation.

  • Simplified Editing: Edit the parent, and the child objects adjust automatically.

How to parent layers

  1. In your Timeline, choose which layers you want connected.

  2. In the Layers List, click and drag a link from the dot on the child layer to the parent; when you release, the dot turns yellow, indicating the connection.

To link multiple objects to the same parent:
  1. Select the first child layer

  2. Hold Shift

  3. Click the last child layer

  4. Drag the connection to the parent

To remove connections:
  1. Hover over the yellow dot on the parent

  2. Click X on the connected child object

What is Parenting?

Parenting is a cool technique that helps you control multiple objects together in your animation.

When you connect a child object to a parent object, anything the parent does will be mirrored in the child. Changes or keyframes on the parent affect the child, keeping their relative positions and orientations intact.

The perks of Parenting include:

  • Efficiency: Instead of animating objects separately, control multiple objects at once by tweaking the parent.

  • Consistency + Cohesion: Keep objects in sync for a more realistic animation.

  • Simplified Editing: Edit the parent, and the child objects adjust automatically.

How to parent layers

  1. In your Timeline, choose which layers you want connected.

  2. In the Layers List, click and drag a link from the dot on the child layer to the parent; when you release, the dot turns yellow, indicating the connection.

To link multiple objects to the same parent:
  1. Select the first child layer

  2. Hold Shift

  3. Click the last child layer

  4. Drag the connection to the parent

To remove connections:
  1. Hover over the yellow dot on the parent

  2. Click X on the connected child object

What is Parenting?

Parenting is a cool technique that helps you control multiple objects together in your animation.

When you connect a child object to a parent object, anything the parent does will be mirrored in the child. Changes or keyframes on the parent affect the child, keeping their relative positions and orientations intact.

The perks of Parenting include:

  • Efficiency: Instead of animating objects separately, control multiple objects at once by tweaking the parent.

  • Consistency + Cohesion: Keep objects in sync for a more realistic animation.

  • Simplified Editing: Edit the parent, and the child objects adjust automatically.

How to parent layers

  1. In your Timeline, choose which layers you want connected.

  2. In the Layers List, click and drag a link from the dot on the child layer to the parent; when you release, the dot turns yellow, indicating the connection.

To link multiple objects to the same parent:
  1. Select the first child layer

  2. Hold Shift

  3. Click the last child layer

  4. Drag the connection to the parent

To remove connections:
  1. Hover over the yellow dot on the parent

  2. Click X on the connected child object