I've disconnected 2 bones, with Alt P > Disconnect. They are definitely disconnected - they move independently in Edit Mode and under the Properties > Bone tab > Relations no parent is shown for them. But then when I move their former parents in Pose Mode, they follow along as though there was a Keep Offset parenting on them. That shouldn't happen, right? I've tried it several times. There's no constraint on the disconnected bone, no drivers.

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  • $\begingroup$ apparently there is no tag for anything like 'parent' or 'child'. I don't know what gets used instead. $\endgroup$ – kim holder Feb 11 '15 at 20:48
  • $\begingroup$ I tried creating a new bone and doing the same thing. No dice. In fact, i can see that right after unparenting it, when i select it and try to move it, the former parent immediately reappears in the Bone > Relations Parent field. $\endgroup$ – kim holder Feb 11 '15 at 20:53
  • $\begingroup$ Does anybody show up in the objects parent options? $\endgroup$ – Scalia Feb 11 '15 at 20:54
  • $\begingroup$ I added a snapshot. Nope. $\endgroup$ – kim holder Feb 11 '15 at 21:00
  • $\begingroup$ Was it extruded from that bone? You might need to press P > Separate by Selection $\endgroup$ – VRM Feb 11 '15 at 21:04

you have to really delete the parenting. In edit mode select your bone, in bone's options tab it's parent should appear, click X.

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But the real problem was...

In pose mode, adding a constraint that needs a target (IK, track,...) with hotkey Ctrl+Shift+C should be done selecting it (the target) first, then the bone to constraint. If you don't select a target, an empty is added and becomes the target. This won't happen using the constraint menu.

  • $\begingroup$ five bucks and +1 for doing this as I commented... $\endgroup$ – Scalia Feb 11 '15 at 20:55
  • $\begingroup$ did that... see added graphic $\endgroup$ – kim holder Feb 11 '15 at 20:59
  • $\begingroup$ no parent, no constraint, no driver, no keyframe??? $\endgroup$ – Bithur Feb 11 '15 at 21:11
  • $\begingroup$ In fairness, the parenting thing all happened before i tried to add the constraint. I was trying to push on once it behaved the way i expected. $\endgroup$ – kim holder Feb 11 '15 at 21:38
  • $\begingroup$ i'd really like to see the not saved blend. And a detailed undo list to see what happened. $\endgroup$ – Bithur Feb 11 '15 at 21:40

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