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Good Parents

  • Compatibility After Effects
    Please check exact version compatibility under the "COMPATIBILITY" tab below

Author: Nik Ska

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Quick Overview

Control parenting with keyframes. Finally.
Now with 3D layers support!
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Good Parents


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"Where has this been all my life?"

- (c) Every motion designer


"Now in 3D!"

- (c) Awesome guys


Good Parents finally gives you the freedom to link and unlink a layer or a group of layers to one or multiple objects!

Switch parents freely

ONOFF Parenting


Works with 3D layers, Element 3D and Raytraced Shapes

Using Good Parents is super easy

Select your layers and how many parents you want
(don't worry, you can update the number of parents later)

Super simple interface


The Good Parents effect lets you easily assign and keyframe the parenting

Use keyframes to control parenting like any other property






Limitations, even Good Parents have some issues!

  • You can't copy Good Parents control from one layer to another: it simply won't work, sorry
  • If you copy layers with Good Parents controls from one composition to another, you will need to reset the Parent layers.
  • Oh and non-uniform scale may work incorrectly. I know, the humanity! Well, unfortunately it is an After Effects bug.
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