Quick Blender tip: duplicate with children

This is just a quick tip that might help those who are wondering about how duplicating parent-child hierarchies works in Blender!

So the question is how can you duplicate a parent and it’s children in Blender, so that the duplicated children form a child relationship to the duplicated parent instead of the original parent?

And the answer is:

Blender is smart enough to do exactly that when you simply select the parent and the children and hit shift+D. The duplicated children will now follow the duplicated parent!

If you want to make duplicate children that follow the original parent, you simply duplicate only the children and Blender will keep the child relationship to the parent intact for the duplicates! So Blender is actually working very logically with duplicated child-parent hierarchies!

Understanding the transform median coordinates in Blender

The median panel inside edit mode in Blender 3D can feel a bit confusing at first. What it’s actually doing is showing the median value of all the vertices you have selected. If you have selected only one vertex then it will show the exact coordinates for that vertex. Add a second one in the selection, and it will calculate the median value of those two points and display that one.

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