There has been a similar question back in 2015 which was answered here: Set origin to bottom center of multiple objects

However time has passed and those scripts no longer seem to be working.

Here's what I'm trying to achieve. I have a scene in Blender with a large amount of tree objects. I want to introduce a few more types of trees into the mix by selecting some of the existing trees and replacing them with Ctrl+L > Link object data. However, because of the irregularity of the terrain they sit on and the difference in scale of these trees, the only reliable way to make sure I dont get floating or sunk trees after replacing is to have the very base of each tree as its origin. Scale after replacement is irrelevant, I can randomize it and it looks good enough.

I'm asking for either a script that can do the above or new ideas on how I could go about replacing these objects. Thank you in advance.

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    $\begingroup$ Possibly the only change required re "However time has passed and those scripts no longer seem to be working. " is blender.stackexchange.com/questions/129473/… See if that seems to be the case. $\endgroup$
    – batFINGER
    Dec 4, 2019 at 23:35
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    $\begingroup$ Oh wow, that did it! All I had to do was change a SINGLE * to a @ and that made it work again! Can I mark your comment as the answer somehow? $\endgroup$
    – John 514
    Dec 6, 2019 at 1:45
  • $\begingroup$ Good one. Marked as dupe added other link too, which is strictly speaking not a dupe of this q, but used in conjunction is often the only difference between 2.8x scripts and prior. $\endgroup$
    – batFINGER
    Dec 6, 2019 at 4:05


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