Need Help With Airplane Propeller Animation

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Old 03 March 2013   #1
Question Need Help With Airplane Propeller Animation

Hello All,

I need a bit of help animating an airplane prop on a plane that is animated on a spline.

Right now I have a single group, one that contains the entirety of the plane

For the animation I have the plane animated along a spline. The issue I am having is getting prop to follow the plane when it moves along the curve when I put it in a sub group.

I have tried to reset the transformation and manually placing the pivot, this works decently until the plane banks then the prop scales out oddly and completely moves out of place.

Any suggestions?

Thank you!
Josh
 
Old 03 March 2013   #2
Link the propeller to a helper, animate the propeller, lin the helper to the plane.

Do not use groups in animations though, unless you like surprises.
 
Old 03 March 2013   #3
Originally Posted by scrimski: Link the propeller to a helper, animate the propeller, lin the helper to the plane.

Do not use groups in animations though, unless you like surprises.


Using the linked system worked wonderfully! Thank you very much for the help!
 
Old 03 March 2013   #4
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