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Respect unit scale when linking or appending objects

Appending/linking the same object with the same metric size from Blender files with different unit scales in Blender 2.8 results in objects of different sizes. It seems, Blender respects only the ...
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Texture Coordinate from object in linked material

I have an object that is being linked into a new file (Object A). Object A has a material that uses the Texture Coordinate node, and uses the coordinates of a separate object in the same base file (...
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Some modifiers don't work on appended object (Modifier's names are red highlighted)

When I append an object from a 'spare part' Blender file, its modifiers (SubSurf and boolean) don't work. Their names are highlight in red in the stack modifier. Even if I remove those modifiers from ...
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Import materials from another blend file: how to deal with name issues?

I want to append a material from another blend file, but I have problems to get the appended materail: ...
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How to take an assest I made and group it together to Appended in another project?

all I am very new to blender. I have been googling but cannot seem to find anything. I made a dumpster for scenes to use in the future. I parented it to an empty, but I cannot figure out how to group ...
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Loading a collection with objects using bpy.data.libraries.load, to avoid using a bpy.ops operator

I want to append a collection and the objects within that collection from a blender file, using bpy.data.libraries.load. The reason to use ...
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I'm trying to append a Rig that is split up into collections, but whenever I append it, it breaks

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Why is my blender file 13GB?

I'm somewhat new to Blender and I've been working on a project for the past couple of months. However I've got to the point where the file is practically unable to be opened without crashing (I have ...
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Change the default settings of File/Append operator in 2.8

I'd like to have operators's File/Append option Localize All uncheck by default. I work in a studio environment where several artists(~10) will need to do this operation on a regular basis. I've ...
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How to Link/Append collections from a different blender file in 2.8

im trying to link some collections from python, and i was following the example from this post : How to Link/Append a data-block using the Python API? but its not for 2.8 and it uses groups, how can ...
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Dockable Append window

Is there is a way to set a File browser UI pane to append mode or something of the like for a quick drag and drop Kit-bashing type of workflow? Even an addon would be nice. I did see the paid Asset ...
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How to append render layers from one scene to another?

I have two scene versions. The scene content of both are equal, but I have added some new render layers to the second version. Now I would like to append the render layers from version 2 -> version 1....
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Downloaded Materials not working

When I download this LOMAR TOON MATLIB I open my project and go to file -> append and select the material I want to append. However, after doing so the material renders fine on the right in the ...
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How to check if a texture is already in the blend file before importing it while appending an object?

Matthew here with yet another question :p Anyway...I found an answer by @zeffi on how to append an object using python, that's all goods, but the trouble is, every time I append that object, it ...
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Get filepath of appended object

Is it possible to get the filepath of a .blend where from we append an object to store it in a StringProperty ?
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Pack external data did not work?

on my project I've used some textures and now I have to render it but on another computer. Since I used a lot of textures, I packed them in my file (or at least I thought I did it) by choosing File->...
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Append Camera Tracking to a new file

I have done a camera track and saved the file. In a new file I have created a model. I want to append (or whatever) the camera move from the first to the second file and can't find the way. I have ...
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How to prevent Blender from renaming appended objects' shared data blocks

I'm running into an issue with appending objects in Blender. I have a file (File A) with several objects that share the same Geometry Nodes modifiers, Node Groups, and materials. When I append these ...
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Blender File Cleanup - remapping users with duplicate data

I can't seem to locate a way to do just what I want easily, and there doesn't seem to be any add-on utility addressing this, so here goes: Say I have a file with many materials and meshes, and I want ...
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Script works in python console and "run script' but cannot be enabled as an addon

I am a beginner in scripting so I am aware that this might be trivial thing, but I will appreciate any help. I was trying to make some automation to my geometry node workflow. The main utility of it, ...
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3.5: append an object without its associated objects?

When I want to append in a single object from another file, all its related objects come in too. An old post says that "unchecking Localize All" is supposed to fix it but in all the years I'...
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Can't Append objects with armatures from Asset Library

Using the Asset library, I drag simple objects into my scene using the append option at the top of Asset library window, it works fine, can edit and such. But recently started to create objects with ...
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How can I choose which actions I want to see in Blender?

I have two characters with different actions. One of my character can run and swim. My other character can walk and sit. These characters are different blend.file. When I want to append these ...
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Deleted objects appear when Appending model

I've been having this strange issue since I started using Blender, and I cannot find any information about it anywhere online. The issue is, whenever I append a model into another file, it Appends ...
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3ds max: Copy, Instance, Reference - a similar function in the blender. An example of the 3ds max, is in the description

I have a question that I can't find an answer to anywhere. More precisely, I do not know how to ask such a question correctly in order to find an answer to it. I am interested in whether there is ...
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How can I change the location of the imported object without deforming the object?

I am new to Blender, and my mother language is not english so it is hard for me to find the answers I need. I have problem with moving an imported object to another place... When I appended or ...
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rig character collection append problem

I downloaded a free rigged character and appended it to my blender file. it looks like this. on the right panel, some of the objects are active. however, the collection called 'BoneShapes' is not ...
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Camera moves location when rendered. Why?

The final render is different than the camera view previous to rendering. Not sure where I went wrong. This is the camera view: This what the render spits out: Camera and Output settings: Through ...
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Rig hierarchy breaking when Appending into a file

I have a rig on a character and I have set up a simple soft body dynamic on it's hair geo (it's a carrot so it's hair is the green stalk). Works fine in it's original file, but when I bring it in (...
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Exporting FBX animations from Linked character rigs

I'm fairly new to Blender and have been using and made an animation to practice myself to get used to Blender and using the Rain v2.1 Rig, and I made the animation by Linking the character rig from ...
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Getting the list of objects in another file to update for appending

I need to append a large number of objects from an external file. To facilitate that, I created a version of the file that is stripped down just to the objects I need, so I could just select all and ...
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"Nothing indicated" error when trying to append all objects from a blend file with Python

I try to use bpy.ops.wm.append() to import everything from Objects section of a source *.blend file into my master *.blend file. Here’s my code: ...
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Using append to bring a rigged character from one .blend file into another

What is the best way to bring your rigged character into another .blend file using append? Do you have to select both the object and mesh or rig? I tried selecting the object only (the name of my file)...
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Append scaling issues. When I append an object it's smaller than the original

I noticed that when I append an object from one blend file to another, the appended object is smaller than the original. I have an object measuring about 9.3 cm and when I append it to another blend ...
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How to change the position of a Linked Object?

I've made multiple blendfiles with objects, curves and materials. Now I want to place these 'element'-blendfiles in one 'parent'-blendfile; building one scene to render. Because I am going to build ...
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Blender how batch import all the objects from my old .blend projects into a new 'Library" project?

I know about appending, but it's slow and tedious to go one by one to each old Blender project file looking for objects I like. I wonder if there's an addon, or some known method for pointing to a ...
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Hundreds of orange squares after appending object

This book has been sitting there in my scene for many weeks now, and suddenly all those orange squares have appeared below it. I opened a new file and appended the same book, and that does not happen ...
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Materials from Openmaterial repository don't load

Good morning, I was searching some free material I needed, and found the openmaterial repository (http://matrep.parastudios.de/). The site seems a legitimate repository so I've tried to dowlonad ...
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Why does my appended object start to distort when I move it?

I'm appending a tree into another scene. After I try moving it to set up my scene, the branches start to distort. What am I doing wrong? http://g.recordit.co/rJuzSYSsHw.gif
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How to append an object and a script at the same time

I'm making a rig and I have a python interface. I want to know if there's a way to append the rig and the script at the same time.
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problems with appending a node group

I have asked how I can make a node group a part of the blender star-up file, which turned out was already answered here But the thing is I'm getting lost between step 4 and 5 of this answer. On step ...
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Coverting an appended object into a linked object?

"Is it possible to convert a previously appended object into a linked object. So as to retain the animation on the appended object after converting or replacing it with the linked proxy version?"
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Appending a scene and materials do not come through

So I spent several hours making this blender scene for school: I figured I would be able to append it into my current project: I entered a separate layer to try and add the text to the snow.blend, ...
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Object append. Location is random

Whenever I try to append an object the object generates in a totally random location. You'd think it would appear at the location of your 3D cursor. This is not the case. Is there a reason for this or ...
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Maintaining collection structure when appending assets with Geometry Nodes modifiers applied to them

I marked an object as an asset. It has a complex Geometry Nodes modifier that uses "object info" and "collection info" nodes to import other objects. These referenced objects are ...
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How to append collections with GeoNodes in Blender while reusing data and maintaining object control

I want to append a collection containing objects with geometry nodes modifiers applied to them. After appending, I still need to be able to manipulate the individual objects in the collection as usual....
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Why do my shaders appear so dark in my linked collection?

The first render is from the actual blend file. The other renders are when I use that first blend file appended/linked as a collection instance in another blend file. Why do my plastic containers look ...
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Append geometry nodes object with linked objects in object info nodes

I have a geometry nodes object that has several object info nodes. The objects in those nodes are all linked from another file. When I append the geometry nodes object in a new file, all the objects ...
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Appended file sped up

I had animated a character in one file and synced it with an audio - when I appended the character file into another one, the whole animation is now sped up, I don't know what to do.
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Why are linked objects from another file laggy, and same objects are fast when appended?

I have a laggy file that will take up to 12 seconds to select a basic object and take up to 14gb of memory, to fix this I open a new blend file and append all the objects and now there is no delay and ...
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