# Having trouble with grouping in 3D Studio Max

I'm using 3D Studio Max 2012. I've got a simple mesh and several other polygons and I want to group everything all together. But the option is greyed out, I can't actually select 'Group' under the menus.

I've tried exploding and collapsing the mesh but nothing seems to work.

How can I group them together, what things can I do to try to diagnose the problem?

EDIT: My object hierarchy looks weird:

scene root:
. object 1
model:
- object 2 ... 99

• I fixed the problem by moving everything under model. I guess everything needs to be under the same parent to group. – rlb.usa Sep 28 '11 at 9:21
• You should post that as an answer so that the question can be marked as accepted by the system. – Tetrad Sep 28 '11 at 14:39
• I couldn't post a reply to the answer at the time, the option wasn't available. – rlb.usa Sep 28 '11 at 23:51