After adding joints on my model, I imported it as an .fbx file into Blender 2.8 to create an assembly animation. But when Blender opens the file, there are multiple dotted lines which are centered in point, also there are lines (I found out they are called "empty") that I can not remove without messing up the positions of the objects. I removed the joint in Fusion and tried again, but they're still there. Do you know how can I fix this problem?
The dotted lines are relationship lines. They mean that one of the object is the parent of the other, which in turns means that if you transform (move, rotate, scale) the parent object, all its child objects will have the same transformation applied. You can "unparent" objects by selecting them and then using either :
- The shorcut ALT + P then choosing "Clear and keep transformations"
- Object (top or bottom bar of you 3d view) > Parent > "Clear and keep transformations"
Then, the relation lines should disappear and you can freely delete your empties.
I would advise selecting ALL your objects in the scene and unparenting them all at once while keeping their transform.
Could they be relationship lines? Removing dotted assist lines? Problem only occurs when Appending!
Good luck OP :)