Follow Path with custom start Frame

Hello, I’m working on a simple animation right now where I want my character to follow a path while preforming a walk cycle. The problem is if I use Ctrl-P follow path I can’t seem to set the starting frame. If I instead use the follow path constraint the character is moved a great distance away from the path. Any help is appreciated.

This is what the scene looks like with a path influence of “1”. At influence 0 the character is at the starting point of the path.

When the character moves great distance from your path select it and press ALT-G to clear it’s location. Then the character should snap back to the start of the path. The current location is added to the existing character location, that is why it is offset initially.

Thanks that did it.