is there possibly a addon or a modifier that allows you to stack multiple objects into a shape of another?, if you do not understand what i am saying here is a example of what i want : As you can see i have a little sphere and a big cube

Then you apply the modifier/addon, and this would be the result. Please help, Thank you :D


Final result:



You can use Particle System for such task. In my example you can see Suzanne and Cube filled with Spheres and Cube filled with Suzannes.

Particle System setup:

First add Particle System to your object - the one that is volume/shape/emitter.

Setup it as in the picture below:


  • Start/End should be set to 0, so particles will be generated at one time,
  • Emit from Faces > Grid will assure that particles will be distributed evenly,
  • Resulotion - how many particles should be in the emitter,
  • Render > Object is an object you want to distribute,
  • Size is a size of this object.

Set this settings in Wireframe mode to see changes. After everything is as it should be, you can go to Modifiers tab and Convert Particle System to mesh. Then delete/hide your emitter object.



Difference with high resolution between Emit from Faces and Volume:


Blend file:

  • $\begingroup$ Thank you so much for your time :D, but i have a question, is there a way to specify number of object (for example to have the same number of spheres on a cube, also same number on Suzanne). The reason why i need this is for shape keys. Thanks! $\endgroup$ – Sinci1 Sep 25 '17 at 15:28
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    $\begingroup$ @Sinci1 I don't think this is possible. You can use Emit from Verts and then set number of particles but otherwise (Emit from Face/Volume) you have control only upon Resolution value and I honestly don't know how it is calculated. docs.blender.org/manual/ko/dev/physics/particles/emitter/… From here it means that it's Grid > Resolution and Grid is probably calculated from mesh surface. Also Volume Grid has a bug: blender.stackexchange.com/questions/71612/… $\endgroup$ – cgslav Sep 25 '17 at 16:28
  • $\begingroup$ Bummer, guess i will have to count manually, thanks anyway :D , also another mini question, is it at least possible to see how many particles there are before converting?. Thanks again! $\endgroup$ – Sinci1 Sep 26 '17 at 7:11
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    $\begingroup$ @Sinci1 In Particle System tab, Render section choose Halo and under Display section check Number. $\endgroup$ – cgslav Sep 26 '17 at 11:11

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