Point vs. Parent Constraint

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Old 09 September 2012   #1
Point vs. Parent Constraint

I'm rigging up a jellyfish for animation. The body and the tentacles are separate geometry. The tentacles are to be constrained to locators on the underside of the jellyfish.

I am wondering whether to use point constraint or parent constraint. I don't see the difference. What is the difference between point and parent constraints?
John LaBrie
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Old 09 September 2012   #2

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Old 09 September 2012   #3
Sounds like you need the parent constraint, since that constrains both translation and rotation, while the point constraint only constrains translation.
Old 09 September 2012   #4
Thank you, I will use the parent constraint. I didn't know the point constraint doesn't constrain rotation.
John LaBrie
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Old 09 September 2012   #5
point constrain is for translation, orient is for rotation.
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Old 09 September 2012   #6
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