I'm trying to copy everything in a collection (I don't want them linked) called Camera.001 from one scene to another scene (the second scene is in the same blender file). But I notice that when I duplicate a collection called Camera.001 not everything is duplicated over to the Camera.002 collection. See animated gif below.

The parented text to_see_it_animated_ijk4de_website is not copied over to the Camera.002 collection is this a bug, am I doing something wrong, is there a workaround.

I'm using Blender 2.81 on Ubuntu 18.04 64bit

Collection issue

  • $\begingroup$ Hello :). Are you sure, you're looking into the right collection? In the gif, the newly created collection has the .002 appendix, but you're looking into the .001. $\endgroup$ Jan 9, 2020 at 20:26
  • $\begingroup$ @JACHYM MICHAL :-) yes take a look at the arrows the one on the right are down arrows. I made the animated gif very large just so it would show this. $\endgroup$
    – Rick T
    Jan 9, 2020 at 20:53

1 Answer 1


The parented text object is actually missing even from the .001 collection (it's grayed out).
So it won't get duplicated.

How it happens
When you move parented (child) object into another collection, the parent relationship gets broken.
The child object icon will be grayed out, so you know it's broken.

And broken relationship doesn't get duplicated.

Find your parented text object, and move it back into the .001 Collection.
Then it will reconnect and will be duplicated with the parent.

Moving a parented object into a different collection breaks the relationship.
Moving it back reconnects it.

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  • $\begingroup$ That fixed the issue with the parent child relationship thanks, but it still doesn't seem to allow me to copy a collection from one scene to another scene. $\endgroup$
    – Rick T
    Jan 9, 2020 at 22:07
  • $\begingroup$ Well, moving collections between scenes is done a bit differently. Would you mind asking that as another question? $\endgroup$ Jan 9, 2020 at 22:10
  • $\begingroup$ sure I added it blender.stackexchange.com/questions/163330/… $\endgroup$
    – Rick T
    Jan 9, 2020 at 22:22

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