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When modeling a complex object, such as a watch, you may choose to model the different parts as separate objects. However, all of the parts may be attached to each other. In these cases, you want to designate one object as the parent of all the children. Movement, rotation or scaling of the parent also affects the children.

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When to use Join vs Parent vs Group

I’m a bit confused when to use/not use Parents, Groups or joining multiple objects into one object. For example I have 500 trees which are 2D images on planes. There are 25 different tree images that ...
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Co-dependence of parenting help

I'm still new to Blender. When I try to make a human's spine helper on my skeleton, I use multiple helpers, they take helper1 plus helper 2 to take the rotation of the bone. On Maya I know that I ...
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Lock pose during animation?

is it possible in blender to lock relative positions of bones for a number of frames and during these frames animated the armature as a static object? For example, beginning of animation move around ...
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Mesh deforms after parenting with automatic weights

I am rigging for class and I downloaded a free model from internet for this. After rigging I was going to parent the mesh with the bones with automatic weights but the mesh in the shoes of the model ...
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Ignore parent rotation

I'm currently playing around with small projects using different functions and effects to improve my skills in the software, however, I've run into a challenge in my current project that I can't seem ...
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Why does the object move when clearing its parent?

When the parent-child binding is canceled, the geometry of the group of objects is broken. How can this be avoided or if this is not possible, corrected?
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How to parent eye armature to head bone in body armature

I'm following this tutorial on Youtube. At 4:22, he somehow parents the eye armature to the head bone in the body armature. He doesn't actually show how to do it but uses an analogue by copying a ...
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How can i animate helicopter blades?

Chopper with blades added,after positioning correctly, because of pasting it from another file with it flat The propeller blades I made a helicopter with separate propeller blades acting as a child ...
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Object parented to a bone moves twice faster than the armature root bone

I'm rigging a wheel and When I move the root bone of the car armature, the wheel move twice faster than the armature, The rotation is ok, but I can't find the way to make the wheel move ok. Video ...
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Object referenced by PointerProperty in Python can not be deleted properly

I am trying to replicate the functionality of Object Parent using the dropper select tool in Python (an image is attached for what exactly am I trying to replicate).: For this purpose, I am using the ...
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Object “Grouping” - delete children with parent

I'm writing a Blender (2.81) Python Addon which needs to display one mesh in the Viewport (low res) and one for Rendering (high res) (these are plants/trees). I currently create two objects and use ...
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Limit to number of parents an object can have?

I have an object with multiple parents to control it. I have a problem though: if I add one more parent object to it, another parent stops controlling it. Is this normal? This is my model: Each eye is ...
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How to animate different parts of a robot arm

I am trying to make a robot arm. I am able to add animation to one of the objects easily, but then whenever I try to add animation to other objects there is distortion in the first animation. ...
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Problem with Parenting Mesh to Armature

I am trying to parent a mesh to an armature (following an online tutorial). The top picture is before I parent the mesh, the bottom picture is after I parent the mesh. The steps I took to parent the ...
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How can i parent a vertex to object, but only without the other vertices moving?

i want to parent a vertice to a object (or parent vertex, from vertice 1 to vertice 2 from two different, for example, cubes) but what i want is that the cube 1 (children) gets influenced by cube 2, ...
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Animated cloth simulation parenting troubles

I have parented both banner (with a simulation), airplane and camera, but cannot make them travel in sync. The flag/banner is making me troubles: The objects appear connected when moved in 3d-view, ...
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Cloth simulation acting wonky in render. Correct in viewport

I've baked a cloth simulation and parented it to another object. The animation looks right in the viewport but when I render it, it jumps to the right on the X axis and then gradually floats to the ...
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Why isn't my animation moving when played?

I keyframed the propeller so that, every 5 frames, it spins around the local x 360º. However, when I play the animation, nothing moves at all. I'm starting at frame 0, so I'm not sure why it isn't ...
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Object still moving with parent after clearing

I pressed Alt+P and selected clear parent then checked the relation status under the object property pannel. The parent is cleared, but the object is still moving with the rig.
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How do I stop Soft Body from glitching?

I have a character rigged with its hair as a separate mesh, which is the child of the head bone in the armature. I have a soft body simulation running on the hair to make it drape down and move around,...
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How to child a control point of a Bezier curve to an object

The straight line is a 2D Bezier curve, with two control points. The bevel function gave it some thickness. The circle is a separate 2D object. Now, when the circle moves, the idea is that that end ...
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Blender (2.8) won't retain child/parent relationships when linking / duplicating between scenes

Is there some sort of trick to make Blender retain the child/parent relationships between objects when you link/copy them between scenes? It seems Blender destroys them. Is there a reason why Blender ...
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How to make an object parent to a vertex of another object

Suppose you have three cube objects. Is it possible to make one vertex of the first cube child to the second cube, and another vertex child to the third cube? This would mean that if you move the ...
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How to make an object stay inside another object?

I have a jewelry box, inside the 24 different drawers I want objects to stay put with their textures. I am having great difficulty in achieving this..... Joining the object to the drawer ...
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How to make vertices child to empties/objects

I want to build a plane whose four vertices follow the path of four empties. The plane has an image, and I used the "Image-as-planes" add-on to setup the plane. To parent each of the vertices to each ...
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Teeth popping out of gums when mouth mesh parented to armature

I’m having a weird problem where a single mesh made of several manifolds (ie, gums and teeth) is having the teeth transform differently after I parent it to my armature and enter pose mode. The ...
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How to rig an object for first person animation

I recreated the Game Boy and my plan is to make first person animations for playing it as well as reloading the batteries and plugging it in, i'm wondering how is the best way to rig the Game Boy so ...
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Why is my rigid body object floating as if there is no gravity?

I have two issues on my current file that I cant seem to solve (see link below)? 1) why is the hat being thrown appearing like it is floating and not affected by gravity towards the end of the ...
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Dynamic object parenting; Does it exist in Blender?

I would like to be able to dynamically parent and unparent an object to another object so that I can freely animate the parented object while it is not dynamically parented. Is their a way to do this ...
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How to move two parenting objects together?

When I try to move two objects together they move separatelly in a weird way, here is a GIF showing what happens. How can I solve this?
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Keyframe properties change after moving playhead

I'm attempting to animate someone passing off a ticket to another person, and decided to use the "child of" object constraint for the ticket to attach to both rigs (created using rigify). I've ...
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parent child relation lost in particle system

I have created to spheres: one smaller sphere is sitting inside a larger sphere. By setting the outer sphere as parent and the inner sphere as child, I can move them together by only attempting to ...
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Child object on different render layer?

I'm learning about compositing from an old pre-2.8x tutorial. The tutorial shows that an object parented to another object can be moved to a different view layer, which is then used by render layer to ...
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When Animating, how do we only move the parent of an object without the children moving along its parent?

I was wondering if there was a solution for this. As you can see in the picture below, I parented all the objects to the empty object. However, when trying to move the empty object towards the ...
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How do I attach an object to an animated Fps Model?

My goal was to have a rectangular prism under an animated first person shooter arm and track its transformation without it warping. This is the arm that I am using. As you can see there is no ...
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how to keep transform when adding relatioship constraints from property editor?

I'm very new to Blender (I'm using 2.8), and I'm a bit confuse by the different ways to add relatioships constraints. After having played for a while with the Follow Path, the Child Of and the ...
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Sometimes when I make a bone and parent it to another it disconnects those bones

To fix this in the past, I just copied the armature that was working but I would like to know how to fix this the proper way in case the issue comes up again, anyone know how? Thanks.
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Mechanical pick/place - link constrain issue

This is a mechanical pick and placer that takes parts(A and B) and leaves them on a transport belt(Z1 and Z2). I hope to clarify everything with the image below: I need to move piece A to position Z1 ...
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How do I fix the camera roll to its parent object? Blender 2.8

I have a space ship that follows a path across my scene with a few cameras to record it. One camera I would like to use for a sort of point of view effect when the ship enters a barrel roll, however, ...
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Hide parent object without hiding the instanced children?

I have a cube, added a cone which I parented to the cube and instanced on the faces of the cube. Is it now possible to make the cube disappear?
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How to parent objects imported from another application without offsetting issues?

I imported a mesh from Maya into blender. After doing the following: Removing all parent relations from the mesh Setting the mesh's origin to geometry Resetting all transformation data to deltas ...
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Attaching Glasses to Model Rig

I've attempted to parent the glasses specifically to the head bone by going into object mode, selecting first the glasses, then the armature, and then switching into pose mode and only selecting the ...
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move parent (empty) without children

i want to move my parent object (=empty) but without moving the children. Is that possible ? I saw the answer from 20/02/18 11.56u IPv6. But it doesn't work. I'm on Blender 2.8 Mayby i do something ...
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How attach only selected bones of the armature to the mesh?

I am making a character and my whole rig is ready for skinning. I have deformation and control bones. I want to create automatic weights only for deformation bones. Everytime when I have my bones ...
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relative parent moves and rotates my object

relative parent to bone moves and rotates my object. even if I make my rotation 0 it is affected. am I doing something wrong? Tell me if you want any additional information about the object. 1 is ...
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Parenting mesh to armature. Why is part of the mesh not moving?

I have modeled a very simple Lego figure with a tutorial from Udemy. So far everything worked great, but now when I want to animate the character I have problems with parenting the armature to the ...
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Help, the entire hand moves with i move a finger bone in pose mode

i have a model and armature parented(auto weight). i duplicated the right hand mesh(just the wrist) to left and when i animate in pose mode, the right finger behave properly while the left hand when i ...
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Armature Parenting Issue

Dear Blender Community , I am struggling to solve an issue concerning parenting an armature to another object (so I don't have to animate it separately. In this instance I'm trying to have my 'l' ...
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Every time I try to extrude a bone and select a part of it individually in object mode, they automatically group together. Why?

If I'm unable to select a single bone in order to parent it to my object. To my understanding (I'm still very new to all of this), in order to parent a bone to mesh or my object, I have to select the ...
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Rig Cable connected to head and body

I need your help. I have a model that has a cable attached to the back of the head and body. I want the bottom part of the cable attached to the body to follow the body bone and the top part attached ...

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