How can I access the linked objects inside a linked collection on
view layer navigator I cannot see the objects inside the drop down.
Linked Collection | |-> Linked Collection | |-> "Nothing"
I can link the objects individually but I need to preserve the Collection hierarchy, because:
- The scene is quite complex, and I cannot know (easily) which objects are inside the collection I need to link, inside the list of all objects.
- If the source collection has new objects added, I need them to be added (which is the behavior of the linked collection).
Any Idea how to do it? Thank you very much.
My problem with more detail:
I'd like to be able to access the linked objects inside a linked collection so I can change the materials for the linked objects as they define here.
I can make it work with
Blender 2.8 linking objects directly and using a Library Override for the object, so I can change the material data block. But, I cannot find a way to access the linked collection's objects... to do the same, preserving the versatility of a linked collection.
I found in the documentation Making an Instanced Collection Real which supposedly archives what I need, but does not work (at least I cannot make it work) with linked collections:
"Simply select your Instance Collection and press
Shift-Ctrl-Ato convert the collection into regular objects".
"Note that if the instanced collection was linked from an external file, the Object Data (mesh, materials, textures, transforms) will also still be linked from the original collection".
Edit 2: I need to use the same source file collection, and be able to have instances with different material overrides locally. So I can have the same objects with different colors in different instances.