I’ve been stumped for the past few hours and thought I would reach out.
I recently stumbled upon (and attempted to recreate) an ancient blender tut of a really simple/clean little pulley system. The rope is modeled with a curve and bevel object, and empties are hooked to each point on the curve as control points.
Toward the end of the explanation, the artist mentions, but does not demonstrate “parenting the first empty of the rope to the start value of the curve” Thus, creating an effect in which “pulling” on the empty hooked to on end of the rope animates the start value of the Bevel Factor. I am completely stumped as to any means of parenting an object to a “factor” or “value” of another. Any suggestions!? Perhaps any additional thoughts/solutions for rigging up a simple pulley demonstration?
Many thanks in advance!