Expression script at the bottom of description!
I hate it when I can't get my After Effects characters to hang onto multiple objects things without a tonne of fuss and bother and wrestling with key-frames.
In this video I will show you how to use a pretty basic expression
written by Colion Harvie and some expression controllers to setup smooth, weight blended Dynamic Parenting for your characters.
After Effects Example Scene:
var fadeCtrlLyr = effect("Fade Control Layer")(1);
var total = 0, totalWeight = 0, remWeight = 0;
var lyr = effect("Target "+name)(1), pos = lyr.toComp(lyr.anchorPoint);
var fade = fadeCtrlLyr.effect("Fade "+name)(1);
if (hasParent) pos = parent.fromComp(pos);
remWeight = 1-totalWeight;
totalWeight==0 ? value : linear(remWeight,total/totalWeight,value);