Operating system: Windows-10-10.0.17763 64 Bits
Graphics card: Intel(R) UHD Graphics 630 Intel 4.5.0 - Build 22.214.171.12411
Broken: version: 2.80 (sub 75), branch: master, commit date: 2019-07-29 14:47, hash: rBf6cb5f54494e
The Empty fails to follow the object even that it is parented to it.
(empty is the leader of boids particles)
- create plane, create cube, add rigid body and collision to both (floor is passive)
- add boid particle system to cube
- add empty and make child of cube
- make boid particles follow the leader - empty
- play animation
for comparison i have attached blender 2.79 blend file, and 2.80 file.
see video attached.