need some help. I downloaded this free car model, and everything worked great until i tried to move it around.

It is made of many parts so I selected everything with A and tried to rotate the whole thing.

Problem is, 4 objects (namely the 4 rims of the wheels) stayed put and didn't do a thing.

I can see the meshes, but I cant select/box select them. I discovered that pressing "A" does not select them at all, and when selecting them from the collections (blender 2.8), i still can't move them.

I also tried Parenting them to other objects but with no result.

The only thing I can apparently do, is go into Edit mode which actually highlights the mesh normally.

I tried merging the mesh with other objects, duplicating and splitting it into another mesh, but nothing has worked so far.

Am i missing some obscure setting that prohibits me from interacting or is it an actual issue with the mesh/file?

Thanks in advance for the help!


1 Answer 1


simply export the blender 2.79 file as an .FBX file to Blender 2.80

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blender 2.79b or earlier are not 100% compatible with 2.80 or later, you should use another format such as OBJ (object) or FBX which is the one that works best for me personally

  • $\begingroup$ That actually worked! Thank you so much for the help! $\endgroup$
    – pantelis
    Aug 15, 2019 at 12:52
  • $\begingroup$ do not forget to mark the answer as accepted so that they know that your question was solved $\endgroup$
    – user58715
    Aug 15, 2019 at 13:02

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