I hope you guys can help me out here. I have searched for a very long time and I am not sure if I am wording this correctly. So thank you for your patients.
I have an object in blender that uses duplicated group instances and it uses a lot of them. Sometimes I need to change all of these at the same time to a new group instance. I was hoping there were a way to select all of the instances, change them, and without editing the original version.
The object is a hair brush with multiple bristles. I have the bristles colored for the product and then I need them rendered next to another brush with different bristles. When I copy the whole brush with bristles, all the data comes with it. But if I want a new color and edit the group, it changes on the original brush too. So now when I make these changes I have to go onto the brush, select every individual bristle, go to the object panel, scroll down to the Duplication section, and select a new instance of the new group for EVERY SINGLE BRISTLE! And I have been driven to the brink of insanity. Please help me. Thank you again!