How deep can you link models in Blender? I mean, what if you were to link model C within model B, which is then linked within model A? Would that work?


I'm working with models created in Lego/LDraw, and it could potentially save space if the individual Lego parts were stored outside the model and instanced instead.


No that would not work, you can only link non linked objects (so just the objects you made) in the file you want to link.

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  • $\begingroup$ That's disappointing. In LDraw I have made a hierarchy of nested models. Model C is contained in Model B. In Model A I want to link Model B and treat it as a single object. And so on. :( $\endgroup$ – posfan12 Aug 10 '15 at 1:51
  • $\begingroup$ but if model A, model B, model C are all different files you can link them all into a new file. I think this keeps your workflow clean. $\endgroup$ – gladys Aug 10 '15 at 7:17
  • $\begingroup$ I just tested and it seems you can link to a model in a second file, and the second file links to a model in a third file. $\endgroup$ – posfan12 Aug 11 '15 at 17:28
  • $\begingroup$ I updated my first post with some additional info about what I'm doing. $\endgroup$ – posfan12 Aug 11 '15 at 17:33
  • $\begingroup$ Ok great, I have also tested it but I could only link an object that was made in the file and not the linked object in the file. So I would like to know how you did it. $\endgroup$ – gladys Aug 11 '15 at 17:42

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