I want to unparent an object.

I tried the following code

import bpy

selectedList = bpy.context.selected_objects

However, the following error occurred and the parent could not be removed.

AttributeError: 'Object' object has no attribute 'removeParent'
Error: Python script fail, look in the console for now...

How can I make a selected object have no parent?


2 Answers 2


Solution 1:

Assume you have an object in python obj:

Try obj.parent = None

None is a keyword refer to nothing. You assign the object parent to nothing is equivalent to remove parent.

Solution 2:

Directly modified data in object without operator can lead to some problem. You can clear the parent in your blender, and in info panel you should see the python command: bpy.ops.object.parent_clear(type='CLEAR')


If you want the object to keep its position on the World coordinates, this is a more complete solution without using the Blender operators bpy.ops

world_loc = ob.matrix_world.to_translation()
ob.parent = None
ob.matrix_world.translation = world_loc

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