I am currently trying to create some kind of drag and drop as well as a drag and select animation in after effects. The latter one is supposed to be looking something like this in the end:
(this animation is from adobe themselves, showing how to make stuff pixel-perfect in illustrator and can be found here: https://helpx.adobe.com/illustrator/how-to/pixel-perfect.html)
My problem is, that (1) I have have no idea how to make an object follow the animation of another object but only for a certain time. I mean, there is parenting, but I obviously just want the object to follow my cursor-object as long as it is in "clicked state" and not during the whole animation. I hope that makes sense ...
Also (2) I have no Idea how to let an anchor point of a rectangle follow another object.
My way of doing such an animation would be animating each object independently, but it always gets messy lining those animations up, especially when I for example change the speed of one of these animations in question, because I then will have to redo all the lining up again. There has to be an easier way!
Please let me know if you either know the answer yourself or a tutorial that can help me with this.
Kind regards, Arvid