You’re issue is arising from the nature of parenting and hierarchy.
Placing an object inside of (nesting) a null, geo, or camera applies the same transformation as using the top bottom connectors. Transformations applied to a nested object, however, do not apply to the parent, or to top bottom connectors.
Top bottom connectors do not allow for a flow of data in / out of the object like the left right connectors do.
Notice in this example how 1 and 2 are equivalent, but not 3.
base_parenting_nesting_differeinces.tox (2.59 KB)
Hierarchy and nesting provide the same results / behave the same… in 3, however, the transformation is being applied to the object inside of the null… and that transformation does not pass through to an object connected with hierarchy (top bottom connectors).
In this example take note of a similar configuration:
base_parenting_nesting_differeinces2.tox (2.58 KB)
In 1 notice that the top bottom connectors pass transformations to the child. In 2 notice that transformations are applied to the nested null which passes the transformation to child… NOT out through the top/bottom connectors.
I don’t know if that helps or is more confusing.