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Is there any way to use instances using Array modifier? [duplicate]

i'm duplicating an object with Array but the object itself has a lot of geometry, so my computer slows down a lot, is there any solution to this, like adding more ''copies'' as instances? Thanks in ...
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How can I reproduce the same mesh many times 9000 (seriously) [duplicate]

So, I'm working on a project where I have to create a front panel of an LED light. The front layer is made up of little diamond shaped surface, the light passes through this, and these tiny diamond ...
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How can I save memory in cycles when I have a lot of duplicates?

I have a scene I'm working on which requires a large amount of duplicates which I was planning to use an array for. I recently heard if you use Shift+D instead of Alt+D and wondered if there was a ...
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How to duplicate object with it's animation then relocate/rotate

I want to duplicate an object along with it's animation but I want to use the duplicated object(s) somewhere else in the scene. Is this possible? I guess I would need to maintain the animation locally ...
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Applying Array Modifier - Still instance?

I got a short question: If I apply the array modifier, are the objects still instances or are they converted to real objects? I also don't want to change these objects.
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Why are modifiers not applied to child objects?

If an object has one or more children or other descendants, you would expect that when you apply a modifier to that object, it would apply to the descendants as well. At least for the Array and Mirror ...
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How to rotate individual objects in an array modifier around their own origins

I have a Array modifier on an object, and would like to rotate each individual copy of the original object, around it's own origin; without applying the Array modifier, is this possible?
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How can I make my file light weight?

I'm making a fort and I have made a quarter of it to mirror later. I started building with the default cube. And until I make complete model its 210 MB heavy file lagging much. I have to mirror and ...
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Creating a scene with huge amount of geometry

I'm fascinated by the beautiful images Lee Griggs is able to create with Maya modelling and Arnold rendering.. e.g: I'm attempting to reproduce his effect in Blender. My first stab at it is adding a ...
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How do I reduce mesh complexity?

I'm still new to blender and started modelling a star ship. its basic form is a sphere with a vertically cut torus around its equator. On that torus it has 24 plasma engine exhausts facing north, 24 ...
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How to change mutiple parts by changing just one?

Let's say I'm changing the scale of one face and subdividing it and whatnot, but I have 20 of those faces. How do I just select all of them and change one so that it also changes all the others in the ...
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Is there a better way to rotate the order of vertices of currently selected faces in edit mode?

I've been playing with duplifaces and it turns out the orientation of the copied geometry depends on the order of the vertices in the face (https://developer.blender.org/T30547). Since I'm unhappy ...
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Why does Blender slow down when I duplicate a model repeatedly?

Why does Blender slow down when I duplicate a model repeatedly, as in the above screenshot?
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Create a periodic object

I am drawing periodical objects with 10µm width with 10µm distance. I would normally use duplicate but it goes for around 2.5 cm. So is there any tool to create periodical objects? Any help ...
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Instancing Objects infinte ammount of time?

I have modeled a modular kit wich consist of 9 objects and togethter around 1127 faces. Togethter places with some instancing of the objects i get one big Module. This Module consists of two floor ...
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