I want to build a plane whose four vertices follow the path of four empties. The plane has an image, and I used the "Image-as-planes" add-on to setup the plane.

To parent each of the vertices to each empty, I use the following procedure:

  • select the plane
  • tab into object mode
  • select the vertice
  • tab to leave object mode
  • shift-click to add the empty as parent
  • ctrl-P

however, I can't link more than one vertix to an empty. As soon as I parent another empty, the previous one is unlinked.

I am aware this is probably something very basic, but I couldn't find how to do that in any other way.

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    $\begingroup$ Hello :). I believe in this case the Hook Modifier might be a better choice. $\endgroup$ Dec 18, 2019 at 21:57
  • $\begingroup$ Thanks, but an empty does not have object modifiers. I'll see if I can use a regular object and the hook modifier. $\endgroup$ Dec 18, 2019 at 22:21

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Found it:

  • select the empty
  • shift-select the object that contains the vertices
  • tab to edit mode
  • select the vertex that you want to link the the empty
  • on the vertex menu, hook to object
  • repeat for the other vertices

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