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I am working on an engine model and I would like to have the part "explode" out and back in. Like this.enter image description here

I have almost a 1,000 parts and I really dont want to animate them manually as I will be doing this for many different models.

Does anyone know of a plug in that can automatically take my groups and animate them in this fashion?

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    – Mr Zak
    Dec 2, 2016 at 21:30

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I'm not sure if this will help but I found someone with a similar question on blenderartists.org animating an exploded view.

In order to move several objects away enable Manipulate Center Points button in the 3D Viewport header. When scaling or rotating, it will make selected objects change their positions, but not their proportions.
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in 2.8 it is now called Transform Affect Only > Locations

to test it, make 2 objects, select these 2 then perform scale it (or hit keyboard 'S' then drag)

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    $\begingroup$ Using Blender 2.92 and this is still relevant. Thanks $\endgroup$
    – kiblykat
    Apr 28, 2021 at 10:44

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