View Full Version : unable to delete a model in xsi

09 September 2004, 07:16 PM
The model is not deleteable. I select then either right click and select delete or use the delete key on the keyboard, nothing happens, other models are deleteable.

09 September 2004, 07:54 PM
Few things you can try:

- Branch-select it and try to delete.
- Export the scene to dotXSI, reimport, try to delete.
- Merge scene into another scene, and try to delete model.


09 September 2004, 08:53 PM
i am interested if anyone knows about this issue as well, it seems that in xsi 4 there are many issues that can not alow you to delet objects for unknown reasons. for eg. my buddy had an object named "helmet" and he counldt delete it, move it to be a child or make it a parent. couldnt add any materials.. Nothing worked.. later we changed its name to junk and ignored it and made another "helmet" and now nothing would happen tothis new helmet! !! It was the NAME.. IF he named anything helmet it became unusable untill you changed the name!!

inaddition ive also had models that i found couldnt be removed for no particular reason.. xsi would just show an error in the command log


09 September 2004, 11:15 AM
Have similar problem with deleting bones and sometimes null objects. Select and delete via the keyboard, edit menu, and nothing happens.

Found no reason or solution, but it is v. irritating at times. Sorry!

09 September 2004, 11:52 AM
As far as I know, if the object is the parent it can't be deleted. You have to cut the parenting first. Still exploring......

optical op
09 September 2004, 02:06 PM
Have same problem with deleting parented objects like bones. Seen some tutorials where the guy simply deletes these objects like anything else.

Must be some kinda bug with certain installations

09 September 2004, 02:31 PM
Perhaps you are trying to delete locked objects?

09 September 2004, 03:37 PM
You can`t delete a model, if it has children. Branch-select it with middle click, or cut the relation of the child objects, and then try to delete.

Locking is a possibility, but it`s hard to lock something accidentaly in XSI

optical op
09 September 2004, 09:48 AM
Yes, thanks for the tip - if I middle click the root of a bone to select, there is no problem then deleting it. I would assume then this is the same for other hierachical chains.

You keep me sane guys,


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