I have some parent-child relations with the Blender objects that I'm working with, to make the things cleaner. Now I have an object with all its children that I don't want any more, the object specifically is an empty and the children are some meshes, there are a bunch of them and I'm looking for an easy and fast way to delete them all to avoid select them one-by-one. Maybe some python script?

  • $\begingroup$ this may be a bit over-simplified and context specific but, since its just an empty, couldn't you just delete the empty? (then add a new one) $\endgroup$ – Konner Rasmussen Mar 29 '14 at 18:53
  • $\begingroup$ Deleting the empty moves its children to the parent node, but not delete them $\endgroup$ – lordscales91 Mar 29 '14 at 19:33

Select the parent object, then use ShiftG > Children to select all the children automatically.

You can then remove the parent-child relationships acting upon all selected objects by pressing AltP.

See the official docs on parenting

  • $\begingroup$ Using that method is a two-step process, because you first delete all the children and then the parent. But it's fine, is pretty much better than deleting them one-by-one. Thanks $\endgroup$ – lordscales91 Mar 29 '14 at 19:43
  • $\begingroup$ see my edit for details on simply removing the parent-child relationship $\endgroup$ – Konner Rasmussen Mar 29 '14 at 19:46
  • $\begingroup$ its says my edit need to be reviewed... you can remove parent child relationships with alt-p $\endgroup$ – Konner Rasmussen Mar 29 '14 at 19:47
  • $\begingroup$ The edit is somewhat redundant, once you select the objects (and delete them as OP wants), the relationships are destroyed. $\endgroup$ – iKlsR Mar 29 '14 at 20:37
  • $\begingroup$ @KonnerRasmussen I already checked the official docs before asking, Alt-p just removes the relation this means that the child will be disassociated from the parent, but not deleted $\endgroup$ – lordscales91 Mar 29 '14 at 20:42

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