I was working on a baby project in which a toy trains takes a block (typically a cube).

So I parented the block to the train and it moves perfectly from starting point to the stopping point.

At the stoping point I want this block to be un parented and start moving along a curve.

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If I try to un parent it using Alt + P its jumps around as shown below:

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Parenting can't be disabled during timeline. If you want this, you must use Child Of constraint instead. It has influence value, that can be animated.

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Look also:

How do I "parent" objects?

Dynamic parent addon

  • $\begingroup$ Thank you very much for your answer, so how can I set child to un parent on a certain frame and keep the location same ? $\endgroup$ – Blender For You Oct 22 '17 at 11:44
  • $\begingroup$ Use two Child Of constraints. One is referencing the moving object and the other is referencing the static one. Animate the influences to obtain the desired effect. $\endgroup$ – dr. Sybren Oct 22 '17 at 16:47
  • $\begingroup$ @BlenderForYou see my links in answer $\endgroup$ – Crantisz Oct 22 '17 at 16:55
  • $\begingroup$ The Dynamic parent addon does not exist. The link is no good. $\endgroup$ – Franck Louis Dec 9 '19 at 9:40

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