I want to move an object parallel to another object in Nuke. I managed to get the object to move to the same position as the other one. (Copy link paste absolute.) But I wasn't able to figure out how to move it relative to the other object. Copy link and paste relative did not work.

  • What about holding control and drag the position of one node to another?
    – p2or
    Jan 8, 2015 at 17:31
  • @poor control(apple:command) puts it on the exact same position i want it to move relatively with the linked object. Like Object 1: y(0.045) Object 2: y(-0.66). If I move it up the new position would be 1:y(0.40) 2:y(-0.71). Both objects move 5 points down...
    – Benedikt
    Jan 8, 2015 at 19:01
  • You don't want to have 2 transforms (one of them relative)? I think adding an example to the question would be nice for the community.
    – p2or
    Jan 8, 2015 at 19:09
  • I simply want to objects wo move parallel to each other. mathematicsi.com/wp-content/uploads/…
    – Benedikt
    Jan 8, 2015 at 23:58

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You can simply edit the expression values:

  • create a new Transform Node by hitting T
  • drag and drop the translation values by holding CTRL from original transform node to the new one (this should create a green line between that nodes)
  • right click the translation curve icon of the new transform node to open up the Edit Expressions Window
  • in this window you can do some math with the existing y or x values to move the the child node

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