I am fairly new to Blender, and am working on an animation. I was trying to set an empty object as parent to multiple objects. However, as soon as I hit ctrl-P and set the object, 6 linked child objects disappeared.
The disappeared objects are children to two other empty object parents, but those parent objects and the rest of the selected objects become children of the new empty object without disappearing.
The disappeared children show in the outliner panel, but not in the 3D image viewer, and they are not hidden. In the outliner panel, their object and texture icons (the wee checkerboard for texture, the sphere, and the triangle) have a glow around them.
Does anyone know why they’ve disappeared and how to set these objects to be children of the empty object without them disappearing again? I assume it has to do with their parent objects becoming children of a new object?