I'm having some problems with duplication in blender. I wanted to create python function to make a circle of projectiles in a list from one projectile.
But when I duplicate it, the new object is selected and the next ones are created from the previous ones.

if someone have a solution, that would help me

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  • $\begingroup$ Can you cut and paste your script fragment as text in your question? $\endgroup$ Jan 23 at 18:17
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    $\begingroup$ I agree with @MartyFouts that if you copy paste the script into your question, none of us have to go to the effort of (mostly) rewriting your script. $\endgroup$
    – james_t
    Jan 23 at 18:34
  • $\begingroup$ Found the solution, just needed this line : bpy.ops.object.select_all(action='DESELECT') $\endgroup$
    – Kanoto
    Jan 23 at 18:47

2 Answers 2


Not being able to copy/paste your script, I'll not rewrite it all here. But here are some additions I'd make, to "reselect" your initial object.

I would first have an obj that references your initial selected object, and then after each duplication, have the script select that object again (instead of the duplicate object automatically selected). So before the loop I'd add:

objOrig =bpy.context.selected_objects[0]

so you save it for future reference, and then after the duplicate_move statement inside the loop I'd add the two statements:

bpy.ops.object.select_all( action='DESELECT' ) # Deselect all objects

objOrig.select_set(True) # reselect the original object


import bpy


for i in range(1,10):
    bpy.ops.object.duplicate_move(OBJECT_OT_duplicate={"linked":False, "mode":'TRANSLATION'}, 
     TRANSFORM_OT_translate={"value":(newx, 1, 1), "orient_axis_ortho":'X', "orient_type":'GLOBAL',
     "orient_matrix":((1, 0, 0), (0, 1, 0), (0, 0, 1)), "orient_matrix_type":'GLOBAL', 
     "constraint_axis":(False, False, False), "mirror":False, "use_proportional_edit":False, "proportional_edit_falloff":'SMOOTH', 
     "proportional_size":1, "use_proportional_connected":False, "use_proportional_projected":False, "snap":False, "snap_target":'CLOSEST', 
     "snap_point":(0, 0, 0), "snap_align":False, "snap_normal":(0, 0, 0), "gpencil_strokes":False, "cursor_transform":False, 
     "texture_space":False, "remove_on_cancel":False, "view2d_edge_pan":False, "release_confirm":False, "use_accurate":False, 

    bpy.ops.object.select_all( action='DESELECT' ) # Deselect all objects
def Object_Duplication(new_x, new_y, new_z):
    return bpy.ops.object.duplicate_move(OBJECT_OT_duplicate={"linked":False, "mode":'TRANSLATION'}, TRANSFORM_OT_translate={"value":(new_x, new_y, new_z), "orient_axis_ortho":'X', "orient_type":'GLOBAL', "orient_matrix":((1, 0, 0), (0, 1, 0), (0, 0, 1)), "orient_matrix_type":'GLOBAL', "constraint_axis":(False, False, False), "mirror":False, "use_proportional_edit":False, "proportional_edit_falloff":'SMOOTH', "proportional_size":1, "use_proportional_connected":False, "use_proportional_projected":False, "snap":False, "snap_target":'CLOSEST', "snap_point":(0, 0, 0), "snap_align":False, "snap_normal":(0, 0, 0), "gpencil_strokes":False, "cursor_transform":False, "texture_space":False, "remove_on_cancel":False, "view2d_edge_pan":False, "release_confirm":False, "use_accurate":False, "use_automerge_and_split":False})

# Turning one projectile into a circle of projectiles
def Projectile_Division(radius, quantity):
    # Getting params from original object
    base_x = Projectile.location.x
    base_y = Projectile.location.y
    base_z = Projectile.location.z
    for i in range(0,quantity):
        # Deselecting all then selecting the original object
        # New coordinates calculation for the next projectile
        theta = (i/quantity)*3.14*2
        new_x = base_x + radius*cos(theta)
        new_y = base_y
        new_z = base_z + radius*sin(theta)
        # Duplicating the next projectile
        Object_Duplication(new_x, new_y, new_z)

This is what I have done and it worked, I will try putting them in a new collection so i can only select the new duplicated items.

thanks for the answer


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