I was working through a blender tut, ‘the Stephenson Rocket’ locomotive and am stuck on an animation involving parenting. The axels and wheels are children of an empty object that,when selected, rotate the wheels. Works fine until you make the whole locomotive a child of a new empty object for animation purposes. It seems that all the prior parent/child relationships disappear! All the objects lose their parenting and are now merely listed in alphabetical order in the outliner panel.
What might I be missing here???