I have a multi-object structure (parents and children). In the Outliner, if I select objects and move them to a collection, it will move the object but NOT the child. So I have to select the hierarchy before moving to a collection. But I have multiple objects with their own children. How can I select the parents and select their hierarchies? I can only select a hierarchy for a single object. So to move multiple object with children to a collection I have to repeat the process for each of those parents.

Am I missing something?


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You can select all the parents that you wanna move and then go to Select > Select More / Less > Extend to children. Or Shift + ]Shift+]:

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Hope that helps.

  • $\begingroup$ what version is that ? in 2.83.3 i select more/less. there is no 'extend to children' , only more or less option. If i select more , it will select both parent and children. I want to select children only. $\endgroup$
    – andio
    Aug 12, 2020 at 9:47
  • $\begingroup$ 2.83.4 I have the option, make sure is in object mode, other than that, not sure why you don't have it. It's in the manual docs.blender.org/manual/en/latest/scene_layout/object/… $\endgroup$
    – Emir
    Aug 12, 2020 at 13:30
  • $\begingroup$ i just installed 2.83.4 and still the same. Maybe because i'm using mac version ? $\endgroup$
    – andio
    Aug 13, 2020 at 12:31
  • $\begingroup$ SOrry i don't own a Mac to check, i think they should be the same, try to check if they have a bug report or something about mac here : developer.blender.org/maniphest $\endgroup$
    – Emir
    Aug 14, 2020 at 4:12

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