Animating a motorbike chain around a path - whilst its location remains static?

Does anyone know how to animate a (motorbike) chain around a path - but so the bike/chain stays in the same location? I can’t figure out how to do this whilst keeping the vehicle static.

For example, put a bike on a stand, but turn the wheels and the chain around, while the bike stays in its location - this is what I am aiming for.

I know how to create a chain link and animate around a path, but only when moving the chain from one location to another. - This video explains animating tracks, but moving the location of the vehicle and I need the vehicle to stay static.

Any help would be much appreciated - thanks.

Didn’t watch your video, but there shouldn’t be any difference between rotating in place and rotating in motion-- it’s just, to rotate in place, you don’t move the parents of the path+chain. Here’s a file with an animated chain, rotating in place:

rotateInPlace.blend (131.0 KB)

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Thanks! - This is awesome :slight_smile: A simple solution to something I thought was really tricky.