I'm am trying to create a scene in Blender, by adding in another object from a previously created scene that is on a separate .blend file. How can I do this?
I have tried to append an object from one .blend to another, but it still won't work. Can I get some help in trying to figure this out?

The other answers to this question haven't worked. Is it a bug? How can I do this?

  • $\begingroup$ I don't mean to close this question, but there is a lot of duplicate information available in the link above. $\endgroup$
    – zeffii
    Jun 27, 2013 at 20:29
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    $\begingroup$ Are both scenes in the same blend file? Please try give more info in your questions. $\endgroup$
    – ideasman42
    Jun 27, 2013 at 20:31
  • $\begingroup$ The way this question is currently phrased, it is an exact duplicate of one already asked. If you meant something else and want to clarify your question, please do so and it will be reopened. $\endgroup$
    – iKlsR
    Jun 27, 2013 at 20:44
  • $\begingroup$ It is in different scenes. Sorry, I didn't know it was a duplicate. I am new here so i don't know how to find questions already asked specific to my need. $\endgroup$ Jun 27, 2013 at 22:10
  • $\begingroup$ O.k. I tried to APPEND from the file menu and I selected my .blend file that I wanted to pull from and it still won't come up. $\endgroup$ Jun 27, 2013 at 22:53

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If the scenes are in the same .blend file:

  1. Be in the destination scene
  2. From the Outliner, make sure you see all scenes
  3. In the Outliner, expand the scene with the object you want and drill down to that object
  4. Left-click and drag the icon for that object into your 3D View
  5. Boom... you've copied it over

If the scenes are in different files

  1. File > Append (or Shift+F1)
  2. From Blender's File Browser, go to the .blend file you want to pull from
  3. Left-click the .blend file and go to the Object sub-directory within it
  4. Choose the object you want to get (you did give it a sensible name, right?)
  5. Click the "Link/Append from Library" button in the upper right corner
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    $\begingroup$ Great. You made my day! $\endgroup$
    – Polosson
    Jan 25, 2014 at 23:29
  • $\begingroup$ The objects are in the same file / different scenes for me, but the child objects of the parent dragged into the scene do not appear in the target scene, what did I do wrong? $\endgroup$
    – Ray
    Mar 12, 2015 at 12:28
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    $\begingroup$ There's a chance that the drag and drop method doesn't include child objects. For that, you may want to work from the 3D View. Change to the source scene, select all of the objects you want to bring to the target scene, and use Ctrl+L > Objects to Scene and choose your target scene. Then go back to the target scene and use L > All to make your linked objects local to that scene. $\endgroup$
    – Fweeb
    Mar 12, 2015 at 14:44

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