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Hi python/blender users,

I was wondering if anyone knows a simple python command that allows me to rename the selected group. I am working on a script that requires a renaming mid operator. I found one to rename the selected objects but not a group specifically.

Best, Brad Hamilton

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  • $\begingroup$ If there is a group named "Group" then bpy.data.groups["Group"].name = "Frank" will change its name to "Frank". Not sure as to which is the active group guess is ob.users_group[0] $\endgroup$ – batFINGER Sep 29 '18 at 19:29
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Using Object.users_group returns a list of all groups the object is assigned to. Decide which group of the list you'd like to rename and assign a new name to GroupData.name property.

import bpy

obj = bpy.context.object
obj_group = next(iter(obj.users_group), None)

if obj_group:
    grp = bpy.data.groups.get(obj_group.name)
    grp.name += "_special"
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  • $\begingroup$ Thank you! This worked but I used batfinger's method to do it in less lines of code. -Brad $\endgroup$ – Brad Hamilton Oct 12 '18 at 1:02
  • $\begingroup$ In case you know the name of the group, that's fine @BradHamilton $\endgroup$ – brockmann Oct 12 '18 at 9:09

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