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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?

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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.

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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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