I find in recent versions (2.69a, 2.7, 2.71) of Blender that I cannot append lights or cameras from one ~.Blend file to another. The documentation suggests that this used to be possible in versions prior to 2.5, but there is no documentation related to appending or liking for newer versions. Is it no longer possible to append lights and cameras from one file to another?

  • $\begingroup$ What folder are you appending this from? $\endgroup$ – iKlsR Aug 24 '14 at 16:16
  • $\begingroup$ [Sheepish grin]Apparently the wrong one. I was trying to append from the "lamp" folder, instead of appending the lamp object from the object folder. Thanks for the help. [/Sheepish grin] $\endgroup$ – brasshat Aug 24 '14 at 17:33
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    $\begingroup$ It's a good question. Let me add an answer for future ref since it might be asked in the future, had the same problem years ago as well ;). $\endgroup$ – iKlsR Aug 24 '14 at 17:56

Just like how you cannot append an actual object from Mesh, you can't append scene objects from Lamp or Camera either. To append an object from another scene, you need to go into the Objects folder.

  • $\begingroup$ Very helpful, thank you. $\endgroup$ – Tertium Oct 26 '19 at 13:16

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