I know you can copy the modifiers after adding it to one object, but is it possible to add one specific modifier to many objects at once?

For instance, I have many objects with different modifiers and I want to make them all collision objects. If I use CtrlL it copies all the modifiers on the active object to the selected objects. I only want to add a collision modifier to the existing modifiers.

Is this possible?

  • $\begingroup$ The first idea I can think is make a simple object with the modifier alone, and copy from there( but can make duplicates if you already copy it) I can only think on made a custom script for do this. Not looks complicated, in any way. $\endgroup$
    – gabrign
    Jan 29, 2014 at 7:08
  • $\begingroup$ @gabrign That won't work because copying overwrites all the existing modifiers on the selected objects.. Looks like your are right, this needs a script :/ $\endgroup$
    – gandalf3
    Jan 29, 2014 at 7:22
  • $\begingroup$ See adaptivesamples.com/2016/01/06/cif-18-alt-click $\endgroup$
    – iKlsR
    Jan 11, 2016 at 13:09
  • $\begingroup$ @iKlsR I wish.. But doesn't seem to work for adding modifiers (only modifying them) $\endgroup$
    – gandalf3
    Jan 11, 2016 at 19:54

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As I experiened, the Copy Attributes Menu addon can well support this. You can find Copy Seleced Modifers down the menu, which will only copy sepcific modifier(s) without replacing the original stack. Hope it helps.

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  • $\begingroup$ This is the best solution. Simply enable the add-on in the Blender preferences, select the source and one or more target objects at the same time with the active element being the one to copy one or more modifiers to other objects. Then press Ctrl+C and select "Copy Selected Modifiers", toggle one or more modifiers and press "OK". With properly named modifiers in the source object, this makes it very easy to select only the modifiers that you really want to copy. $\endgroup$ Feb 25, 2021 at 8:59

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