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I'm currently working on a tutorial of a pencil, and I created a duplicate of the shaft of the pencil I created so I could start a new one that has a similar diameter to the first one. However, it is still the same object, and I want to make it separate from the original. What do I do?

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  • $\begingroup$ You would have to duplicate the object without checking "linked" data. If you wish to unlink the objects afterwards, you can go to object-relations-unlink, and choose which attributes you want to unlink. $\endgroup$ Commented Dec 2, 2021 at 17:35
  • $\begingroup$ Where is Object Relations? I want to find that to unlink the objects, but I don't know where that is. $\endgroup$ Commented Dec 2, 2021 at 17:42
  • $\begingroup$ Go to Object first, and then in the drop down menu, choose relations. $\endgroup$ Commented Dec 2, 2021 at 17:43
  • $\begingroup$ If you just selected the shaft in edit mode and then did SHFT-D to duplicate it you can just press 'P' Seperate > selection. Then go back into object mode and your duplicated shaft will be a new object and will show as one in the outliner. $\endgroup$
    – John Eason
    Commented Dec 2, 2021 at 17:53

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If you have duplicated an object and checked linked when you wanted to model them separately you can unlink them. Here is an example:

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If you have duplicated the mesh in edit mode, then separate them by selecting the mesh you want to separate, right clicking and choosing separate. Here is an example:

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