let's say we have a magazine, a gun, and hands.

The magazine is parented with the gun. When I make an animation of reloading, I want the Magazine to be a parent of the hand, then after the magazine goes back into the gun I want the magazine to be parented with the gun again.


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You can use two Child of constraint with an animated influences:

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In the above gif, there are two animated empties. The cube follows Empty first, then switches to Empty.001.

  • $\begingroup$ Sorry i dont understand... could you explain again please? $\endgroup$ Commented Apr 28, 2014 at 3:39
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    $\begingroup$ Oh , the thing is - all the bones are one , so the gun and all the parts are just one rig , not different objects $\endgroup$ Commented Apr 28, 2014 at 3:43
  • $\begingroup$ Glad you got it working :) Just in case anyone else is reading, you can use these constraints on individual bones too, but you need to be in pose mode. $\endgroup$
    – gandalf3
    Commented Apr 28, 2014 at 6:42

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