There must be an easy answer to this. I'm in 2.82 and I made 10 dupliverts of a mesh on a plane with 12 points. I made them all real in object mode, selected all in edit mode, did P - separate by loose parts. I thought all was well as I could move each mesh independently and they each had their own origin. No trouble moving them independently etc. However when I go into edit mode for any of the 'independent' meshes, all the other ex-dupliverts are selected too! I cannot make them individual mesh-wise, even though they appear to be independent objects and are listed as such. I cannot even colour them independently. Any ideas?

Edit: here is the file.

  • $\begingroup$ Did you duplicate them with SHIFT-d or with ALT-d? In the second case they are the same mesh in different objects. Could you provide the file? $\endgroup$
    – mugnozzo
    Sep 17, 2020 at 9:52
  • $\begingroup$ Hi mugnozzo, I did neither. I just parented the mesh to the plane and in the instancing tab changed from None to Verts or Faces. How do I provide the file? $\endgroup$
    – Jim Coote
    Sep 17, 2020 at 11:03
  • $\begingroup$ You can from here: blend-exchange.giantcowfilms.com $\endgroup$
    – mugnozzo
    Sep 17, 2020 at 12:11
  • $\begingroup$ Ok! I gave an answer below and I edited your Question linking the file directly there, so all will be clearer to those who will see the question in the future. $\endgroup$
    – mugnozzo
    Sep 17, 2020 at 13:29

1 Answer 1


The objects in the file you provided in the comments of your question are linked copies.

  1. Select them all together;
  2. press F3 (or spacebar, if in blender 2,79 or earlier);
  3. type "make single user" to find the "Make Single User" command and click it;
  4. in the popup that appears check "Object Data" (see img) and press OK.

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    $\begingroup$ Aha...many thanks, you are my hero. I had just assumed that the separation by loose parts did all that, obviously not. Cheers! $\endgroup$
    – Jim Coote
    Sep 17, 2020 at 13:52
  • $\begingroup$ Glad to help you! $\endgroup$
    – mugnozzo
    Sep 17, 2020 at 13:53
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    $\begingroup$ @mugnozzo Also available in Object mode under Header menu > Object > Relations $\endgroup$
    – Robin Betts
    Sep 17, 2020 at 15:53
  • $\begingroup$ Right! I have the habit of using the search menu and I often don't remember where the commands are. :-) Thanks! $\endgroup$
    – mugnozzo
    Sep 17, 2020 at 20:28

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