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Empty as parent affect only: origin not working
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System Information
Operating system: Windows-10-10.0.17134 64 Bits
Graphics card: GeForce GTX 1080/PCIe/SSE2 NVIDIA Corporation 4.5.0 NVIDIA 436.02

Blender Version
Broken: version: 2.81 (sub 3), branch: master, commit date: 2019-08-27 18:27, hash: rB697fd86506fd
Worked: (optional)

Short description of error
When having an empty as parent, the affect only origin doesn't work

Exact steps for others to reproduce the error
1- Add a cube.
2- Add a empty.
3- Make cube as child of the empty.
4- Enable Affects Only: Origins.
5- Try to move the empty.

Event Timeline

IMO, not a bug...
Affect Only -> Origin effects Origin Point of Objects

& you can't set Origin of Empty Object (currently)
Not only the case with Empty object as Parent of others
that's way with option Affect Only -> Origin you can't do any with Empty Object

This can be marked as closed since in the latest build there is a new option "Parents (skip Children)"

Hum! But again, origin of empty object, not effected any with this option:

For that case you have to disable Origins and it will work properly. I must admit that for this cases, the workflow is a little bit confusing, therefore I think that Affect Only Origins for Empties should work as if it were any other object.

Philipp Oeser (lichtwerk) changed the task status from Unknown Status to Invalid.Aug 29 2019, 1:09 PM
Philipp Oeser (lichtwerk) claimed this task.

Dont think we would consider this a bug, empties dont have data that could be moved independently of origin.
The Parents (Skip Children) option seems to work fine, and I dont think Origins with Empties should have an exception just for Empties, it is fine if it is doing nothing in this case imho.

Will close this then (since no remaining issues left afaict)...