I try to parent a set up of cube parented to an empty wich is following a curve with a constraint to a "global" empty. And I don't find a solution that allow me to move my empty and keep the initial offset between parented objects. Do you have an idea of how can I do it?

EDIT : To be clearer, I need to find a trick to set up only one global parent object that allow me to manipulate scale/rot/location of all other objects without breaking initial offset.

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Unparent EmptyFollowPath from Empty For ALL, the Follow Path constraint already acts like a parentage, if you parent to Empty For ALL it will push EmptyFollowPath away from the curve.

  • $\begingroup$ Thanks for you answer. It was obvious to me but maybe I should say that my point is to manipulate scale/rot/loc off all object with one parent. If I unparent the EmptyFollowPath from Empty For ALL I won't be able to scale all my objects with the global empty. $\endgroup$
    – norab
    Commented Oct 18, 2021 at 6:42
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    $\begingroup$ so in that case maybe give it a Copy Scale constraint? $\endgroup$
    – moonboots
    Commented Oct 18, 2021 at 7:18
  • $\begingroup$ Excellent! I was writing the same answer while you answered :) Thank you for the help $\endgroup$
    – norab
    Commented Oct 18, 2021 at 7:33

I found a solution that allow me to manipulate all transforms of all objects even the scale of the empty that follow the curve with only one parent.

  1. dont parent constrained empty
  2. add "copy scale" constraint to this empty and pick the "global empty" as target.

I would prefer that all object was packed into one parent in oultiner but it's OK like that.


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