I am having trouble understanding the concept of using empties in this section of the course. I already have the pieces parented to the chess board. If I try to parent them to the empty, I will lose my chess board as the parent. I have included a jpg of my chess scene so far. I have made collections for the different things in my scene. Wouldn’t that be sufficient to organize the project?
Also, I am having trouble with my cutters for the Boolean modifier. When I duplicated a White Bishop and its Notch cutter for the Boolean Modifier to make the black bishop (Shift D duplication), and tried to parent it to an empty, the notch cutter jumped to the middle of the chess board. I thought I had ticked the “transform” box since the white Bishops are moving correctly.
Why keep the Boolean Modifier in this case? It has become a pain to control.
Any way, the picture of my chess board is above and I did make sure my chess board was turned around the correct way with the white square in the lower right of the chess board.
After viewing the rest of the lecture. I see how you intended to use the empties for the white and black pieces. I had included empties for the white and black pieces but I put them outside of the chess board behind the chess pieces. That would not be and effective place to have them for what you were intending to be their reason for being there. I had my board set up correctly so I didn’t need to rotate the pieces. However, that example showed me why and how empties can be used which is an important lesson.