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How to copy collection to other scene ? And how if i want this collection to be linked, so if i change the collection setting in one scene , it will update automatically in other scene.

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  • $\begingroup$ I would like to know this too, please. $\endgroup$ Sep 23 '19 at 8:29
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  1. Ensure that the scene to which you want your collection to be linked is selected.

  2. In an "Outliner" editor window, ensure that the "Display Mode" in the toolbar is set to "Blender File" or "Scenes".

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  1. Find the collection you want to link under "Collections" or "Scene Collection", and activate "Link to Scene" under its alternate-click context menu.

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    $\begingroup$ You don't have to set the Outliner Display Mode to "Blender File". For working between scenes the Display Mode "Scenes" is quite handy. Example: Scene1 with Collection1, Scene2 with Collection2 and Scene3 is empty. Select Scene3 in the Outliner. Right-click on Collection1 > Link to Scene, right-click Collection2 > Link to Scene. Now Scene3 holds linked versions of Collection1 and Collection2. It's the same like the answer, but I think "Scenes" has a better hierarchy for working between scenes than "Blender File". $\endgroup$ Nov 18 '20 at 8:03
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    $\begingroup$ @GordonBrinkmann I don't believe that would work if the collection in question isn't already linked to any scene? I'm pretty sure I've had that happen before, and that it was the original reason I found this question— Maybe from appending, maybe from unlinking, or maybe from deleting the scene which originally held the collection. $\endgroup$
    – Will Chen
    Nov 18 '20 at 8:09
  • $\begingroup$ You might be correct, but as I understand the question, he wants a linked copy of a collection from one scene to another, and changing things in one collection changes the linked collection. So as a premise there is at least one collection linked to one scene, which is the one he wants to copy. And afterwards there are two scenes, each holding a copy of said collection... so unlinked collections should be no problem. $\endgroup$ Nov 18 '20 at 8:29
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    $\begingroup$ @GordonBrinkmann That is true. As "Blender File" also works in more cases, but "Scenes" has a better workflow for the question, I've edited the answer to include both. $\endgroup$
    – Will Chen
    Nov 19 '20 at 0:50
  • $\begingroup$ That's a good idea. I'm still learning using the compositor, in the beginning I found it not very helpful but now I see things that are better to do there. I only wish andio would mark questions as "Answered" ;-) $\endgroup$ Nov 19 '20 at 7:06

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