I'm starting to learn how to do asset management for a project by linking from external blend files. I haven't figured out a good workflow for linking objectes that have modifiers on them. It's particularly ugly when the modifers reference other objects in the library (e.g., lattice) What is the standard workflow for dealing with linked objects that have modifiers relying on other objects in a lbrary?
Here is what I've tried so far: In lib.blend, here's an object with a lattice modifier:
Here's how I link it in scene.blend:
1: Link the teapot Ctrl+Alt+O
2: To be able to place it on a table in the scene, I make it a proxy object: Ctrl+Alt+P
3: Now the proxy object lost its modifiers, so I link the lattice object from lib.blend, and add a lattice modifier to my proxy teacup. (this is just an example - I've actually got quite a few modifiers on my asset)
4: Since I'm moving the teapot, I need to move the lattice object along with it (to keep the deformations sensible), so I make the lattice a proxy object.
This seems clunky. Is there a better way to manage assets from an external blend file?