Grouping parts of 3D model?
I have a problem with a couple of 3-D models of WW2 airplanes I bought from Turbosquid.
The cheapest, a B-17 (35 $) works just fine, no problem what so ever animating the 4 propellers but the more expensive models of a B-24 Liberator ( 75 $ and 155 $) have the propellers broken up i multiple parts. Why would anyone want to animate the four blades, tips and center of each propeller differently? The same goes for the landing gears, they are divided into even more small parts. And all the different parts have very cryptic names so it is almost impossible to know what is what.
Is there a way to "group" the different items so that i can animate the propellers and the landing gear?
The models are OBJ, 3DS and LWO-format (among others).