I am unable to animate Child Collection Instance with parent empty. Here’s a short clip of what I mean: https://i.sstatic.net/tImQT.jpg

Could anyone please help me to understand what’s the issue and how to fix it?

Also here's the blend file, in case anyone needs to inspect it :


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You're messing up with the parentage. Actually object B and C are parented to object A. But object C is an instance of object B, so C is twice subject to the influence of A.

So you need to either deparent B, make it invisible and only use C objects, or don't use C and duplicate B.

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  • $\begingroup$ Are you questioning the OP's parentage,? $\endgroup$
    – batFINGER
    Commented Jun 24, 2020 at 10:54
  • $\begingroup$ the objects parentage ;) how would you say it? (english is not my native language) $\endgroup$
    – moonboots
    Commented Jun 24, 2020 at 10:56
  • $\begingroup$ All good, Was a poor attempt on my part at black humour. $\endgroup$
    – batFINGER
    Commented Jun 24, 2020 at 11:05
  • $\begingroup$ yes, I suspected but I was not sure ;) $\endgroup$
    – moonboots
    Commented Jun 24, 2020 at 11:07
  • $\begingroup$ Thank you moonboots! I was treating the instance as copy! thanks for the clear explanation. There's nothing wrong with your English, I often find non-native speakers communicate more clearly than the native speakers! not sure why! $\endgroup$
    – saicode
    Commented Jun 24, 2020 at 13:17

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