Whether you “shift select” the second,…third… object, or just add the desired objects into a group, then select them with sh-g, you still end up selecting multiple objects.
Just because objects are in a group, doesn’t mean additional members of the group get automatically selected when you select one of them. In fact that would be undesirable for most users I would suspect.
I was asking for the sake of time and memory … I just thought it would get complicated if you wanted to move several objects at once.
It would make sense considering the objects I’m working with (Muzzle Flare [some planes] and Laser Beams [more planes] are already parented to the bones that control them on Layer 1. The Muzzle Flare and the Laser Beams are on Layer 3. I’m adding lights, so I just wanted to be able to select either the beam or the muzzle flash and move it to Layer 1 for the animation with the lights following accordingly. I don’t want to ever forget the lights that are parented to the respective objects so I thought it would be convenient.
Does that make sense?
With all that being said, you did answer my question so I appreciate your quick reply. At least now I know that you can’t just select one object and have other objects automatically selected.
No problem… I was just looking for “the better way”…