Syncing Animation and Dockpaths?

Howdy gang. Anyone know if it’s possible to sync a dockpath with an animation, so that a dockpath launch only begins at a specific frame in an animation?

at a frame in the animation of the docked or the dock-ee? if the latter, the kush/higg mothership door might be one to look into.

The MAD flag on the dock path tells it which animation to play, not sure if there’s a way other than trial and error to time the actions to a specific frame in said animation.

I predict this will end in (1x1 semi-clear plastic) tears…