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Hierarchy Tools for trueSpace7.61

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Tools for parenting and grouping

A version of this script comes pre-installed in the Unofficial trueSpace Updates -

persistent base install required

Clintons3dPlugin.rsx v.1638429 required

Global Function Set is required.


  1. Reset the Default Context if any toolbars have been modified
  2. if Unofficial Updates are installed skip to step 6
  3. install the persistent base if not already installed
  4. install the rsx plugin
  5. recommend install status message StatusMessageAutoload.RsObj
  6. install the Global Function Set
  7. drag the node into the link editor and press the install button
  8. delete the node from the scene after install is complete

Right Mouse Button options

hierarchy panel

The panel provides options for copy or move and tools to make difficult selections easier.

  • Allow Invisible Parent - invisible parenting is when one object is parented to another object, but not within the same encapsulation. When active the link between the parent and the child nodes will not be visible in the link editor.
    When inactive the child nodes will be relocated to the same encapsulation as the parent and their relationship will be visible in the link editor.
  • Copy - a copy of the selection will be used for parenting or grouping. The group or parent nodes are not copied.
  • Set Source Node(s) - preselect the source/child nodes and press the button to save the selection
  • Set Destination Node - preselect the destination/parent node and press the button to save.
  • Move 2D - move the source nodes into the destination node.
  • Move to Scene - move the preselected source nodes to the scene level.
  • Move 3D - move the preselected source nodes into a 3D destination node..
  • Parent - parent the source nodes to the destination node.
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Select scene objects to be the children and add a final object to the selection to be the parent and press the button.


Select the child objects to be un-parented and press the button.

Add to Group:

Select scene objects then add a group object to the selection and press the button. The objects will be added to the group with 2D encapsulation.

Add to 3D Group:

Select scene objects then add a 3D group object to the selection and press the button. The objects will be added to the group with 3D encapsulation.

Remove from Group:

Select scene objects which reside inside a 2D or 3D group and press the button. The objects will be removed from the group and placed at the scene level.


  • Objects can be moved or copied between groups.
  • Objects must be unparented in order to reparent to another object.
  • The upcoming Scene View v2 can reparent objects directly.
  • A different version/style of "Add to Group3D" and "Remove from Group" can be found in the Glue and Unglue Tool
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October 6, 2022

  • update to use Oct 2022 Global Function Set changes
  • better panel alignment
  • new panel button to open a standalone toolbar

September 24, 2022

  • Panel Title = Parent and Grouping Utilities
  • Set panel root node
  • Add to 3D group will select the 3D group
  • Add to 2D group will select the new group members
  • fixed bug - non-copy option: jscript object in scene and move to scene error
  • fixed bug - noncopy option: object in scene will rename the object
  • remove polyh# tag from the "G-" button
  • button help text all end with "/ Parent and Grouping Utilities"

September 3, 2022

  • fixed spelling error
  • hierarchy functions moved out of the global fs into hierarchy fs
  • fixed the copy option checkbox
July 30, 2022
July 30, 2022