This iExpression is an alternative to parenting layers. There are two major differences: 1) You can parent single properties only (e.g. only the position but not the scale or rotation). 2) The parenting can be active for a limited amount of time and not necessarily for the entire duration of the composition. This iExpression comes in different variants for 1D properties, 2D properties, and 3D properties.

  • Link to Parent

    Don't put a number here. Use the link button to link this to some property.

  • Start Frame

    is the first frame at which the linking should be enabled.

  • End Frame

    is the last frame at which the linking should be enabled.

Limited Time Parent 1D iExpression

by default applied to: 
can be applied to: 
1D properties
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What are iExpressions?

iExpressions are After Effects expressions with an easy to use interface.

Tutorials about this iExpression: