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Follow Objects

Follow
Make objects follow objects.
UI location Properties > Scene > Follow Panel
Usage Animation
Version 1.0 Author(s) Koilz
Blender 2.70.0 License GPL
Category Animation Distribution Extern
Note(s) _


Executable information
File name Follow.py
Current version download Follow 1.1
Python modules bpy
External Python Modules or dependencies _
Data _


Warning _
Links https://developer.blender.org/T39638
Known Issues _


Follow Addon

The Follow addon uses a .app.handler to animate objects and properties.
Version 1.1 has two animation types, Follow Object, and Loop Property.
The animations are added via a UI List.

Follow Panel

Properties > Scene > Follow.
1. app.handler controls.
Append app.handler to Scene.
Clear app.handler from Scene.
Append app.handler to Render.
Clear app.handler from Render.
2. List of animations. LMB Template-LMB.pngX2 to rename.
3. Add animation.
4. Remove animation.
5. Animation Type. Follow Object or Loop Property.

Follow Object

Properties > Scene > Follow: Follow Object.
1. Object. The object that will follow.
2. Follow. The object to follow.
3. Division. The ammount to divide the distance per frame.
4. Limit. The offset from the Follow object.
5. Follow location.
6. Follow Rotation.
7. Follow Scale.

Loop Property

Properties > Scene > Follow: Loop Property.
1. Object. Object with property to loop.
2. Transform Type. Property to Loop per frame.
3. Min. Minimun value of property.
4. Max. Maximum value of property.
5. Speed. The speed to loop the property.

Setup

Install Addon

  • Download Follow.py then add to \scripts\addons\ directory.

Enable Addon

  • Open blender.
  • Goto Editors > User Preferences > Addons.
  • Look for "Animation: Follow".
  • Enable addon by checking the box at the far right.
  • Press "Save User Settings".

Disable Addon

  • Open blender.
  • Goto Editors: User Preferences: Addons.
  • Look for "Animation: Follow".
  • Disable addon by dechecking the box at the far right.
  • Press "Save User Settings".

Versions

Follow 1.0, 7 April 2014.
Follow 1.1, 10 April 2014.