# Particle System Dupli Object's Children Not Rendered

I have a model which consists of a few levels of parent/child relations, with a single common ancestor P at the top. I'd like to set up a particle system which emits instances of the whole model, but when I set the dupli object to P, it emits only P.

It's going to get ugly if I have to join all of the objects into a single mesh.. Is it possible for a particle system to emit a parent with all of its children?

• I'm afraid this is going to be a duplicate question.. I've found it tough to search for, as since regular particle children are hogging the google hits.. – ajwood Dec 7 '14 at 17:30