I'm looking for option for duplicate object, while moving. It works that way, that I grab the move arrow, or rotate, but instead of changing original object's position, it duplicates in new position I choose. I'm not talking about ctrl + D. It's something like here: https://youtu.be/zzVoZ5WygW4?t=1m14s - user holds shift key and moves object to duplicate it. Is something like it in Blender?

  • $\begingroup$ Did you try Alt+D? $\endgroup$
    – J Sargent
    Commented Mar 25, 2015 at 16:01
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    $\begingroup$ in edit mode select_all then Ctrl+left_click anywhere and separate at the end, also try duplication options by frames, vertices ,faces .. $\endgroup$
    – Chebhou
    Commented Mar 25, 2015 at 16:17

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Duplicating with ShiftD will create a duplicate of the selected object, and immediately activate the move tool, so all you have to do is drag the new object to the place you want it. The original object will stay unselected and in it's original position.

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Note that all the copied objects are independent from each other.

To create linked duplicates use AltD, the tool behaves the same way but all duplicates are linked to the original mesh, so altering this one will affect all of them.

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