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Leaves not appearing when making a particle system of trees

I'm following the forest tutorial by CG Geek(this one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72LPW4S8bns). i want to put the trees over the landscape, but when i choose the collection to display, the laeves ...
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How to put similar named objects into collection in python?

I wrote a script that can detect similar objects based on the selected objects but can't put them in a collection named after selected objects. It's not working. ...
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Rig controller material

I was curious if this was possible: I have a model of a product *(wall light) for rendering. the product has 4 or 5 different material options. I have it as a collection that I can import into any ...
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Make Library Override with collection from current file

Is it possible to do a "Make Library Override" in order to edit an object linked to another Collection which is in the current file? I can do that if the collection is from another file, but ...
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How to prevent objects inside a collection from contributing to the scene statistics

I always have multiple collections but always one for Scale References. In Scale References collection I have multiple real-world-scaled objects that I am always visually comparing with, but of course ...
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icons_geom.blend - how to move a new icon into the export collection?

The Blender toolshelf icons are defined in a icon_geom.blend file. The file can be found here: https://developer.blender.org/diffusion/BL/browse/trunk/lib/resources/ This blend file has a collection ...
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Instance from collection controlling in render layers

Is it possible to disable an 'instance' from a collection in View Layer? I don't see the option there. Right now, my instances stay visible in all my rendered layers.
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Call function when collections are modified

I am writing an addon and I would like to update some of the properties whenever collections change: a new collection is created, a collection is removed, a collection is renamed. I am trying to use ...
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Enabling collection unhides all objects

Whenever I enable a collection in Blender, it unhides all objects that I've selectively hidden. This is very irritating as it means I needs to rehide the objects I want hidden, or keep objects in ...
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Perform operations inside one given collection only

Is there a way to run a script in one specific collection? As an example, I'm trying to use the Select Pattern, but this works in the whole scene and I would like to use only to search for objects ...
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Stop creating new collection if there is one with the same name already in the scene

I have a script that creates a new collection but if I run it again it adds a new collection named "Personal Collection.001" and so on, what I would like to tell to the script is that if ...
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Save Collections as separate blend file

is there a method to write each collection and its content of a given blend file into separate blend files, each new blend with the name of the collection? The process should be: Take a blend file x....
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Donut tutorial: Source Objects used for sprinkle particles is showing up in render. How do I hide them? Did I mess up my collections?

Blender 2.92.0 Part 2 level 2 of the tutorial https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZ5ungDgFNc Already looking at this it seems I've messed up the collections of the sprinkles somehow? I see double of ...
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How do i remove objects within another object's collection?

I have no idea how to phrase this properly, so I hope a gif will be able to show. This is a more a matter of scene collection organization rather than modelling, but its driving me nuts. As shown, i'...
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replace with instanced collections

Ok... I have an imported fb, lots of separate mesh, all needing to be separated (editmode/mouse over+L/P and repeat) a majority of the mesh items are the same. I would like to model a simpler ...
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Collection: Move vs. Link

I am very confused by Collections. It's quite unorthodox for display layers to support linking/aliasing. In every other program I've ever seen, an object can only be in a single layer, just as a ...
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Collection shortcut disable for no reason

I have been modelling and rigging as normal and saving versions of my file as I for good practice. Somewhere along the line my "move objects to new collection" shortcut has been disabled in ...
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Would it be possible to dynamically update the collection offset for instancing?

So I like the idea of collection, but the main problem I have with collection is the lack of a define pivot. When I use collection for instancing, I need to place all the objects around the origin. ...
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Snapping doesn't work properly with collection instances

I'm trying to use collection instances (I think, the whole collection stuff is strange, confusing and in desperate need of a rework from the ground up, but I'm pretty sure that's what I'm doing) as ...
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Better Kitbashing and Asset Management flow, with multiple kits? Organize and browse assets?

I have 2 Kitbash3D kits, which are huge and contain thousands of assets, plus I'm getting smaller Mech parts kits from an artist from ArtStation. I want to create a workflow in which I can open the ...
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Having trouble properly adding object to collection using Python script [duplicate]

I want to put some objects in a separate collection in my Python script. However, when I add an existing object to a new collection, it seems to exist in both the new collection and the main ...
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Making collection instances real doesn't apply modifiers

I prefer to create objects in Blender within collections, and then instance those collections to make my scene. Sometimes I need to convert those collection instances into real geometry (e.g. when ...
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Get parent from a collection that's already in a collection

Im really struggling with what seems to be an easy task, however Im not able to make this work. I need to get the parent inside of a collection that's already in a collection, with the code im using <...
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how can I switch two (linked) collections?

I would like to switch two (linked) collections in a project. I know that you can relocate files in the outliner > blender files; but my collections are from the same file. Is there an easy way to ...
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Collapse/Hide appended collection in Outliner through python

I'm appending some collection from other blend file using bpy.data.libraries.load(filepath, link=False). I want to collapse all collection after appending is done. ...
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How can I reveal these groups inside of collections in blender 2.9 [duplicate]

I have project that I worked on in blender 2.6/2.7x and now Im decided to switch to blender 2.9 but when I open that file I'v got some groups which are gread out and dont see them i view port. How ...
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Best way to separate arrays of objects made of multiple loose objects?

The "arch" I have selected is composed of multiple loose objects. I join them with CTRL+J to make 1 object, so I can then add 2 array modifiers to quickly replicate/position more of them. I ...
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Do collection instances use less memory than duplicates?

I can't find a straightforward answer to this anywhere. I just wanna know what the fastest way to view multiple objects is.
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Python: how to duplicate collections by listed names? [duplicate]

I have a list with collection names collection_names = ["Collection", "Collection 2"] and I want to duplicate this collections. How to do this? ...
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General advice about collections and creating an animation scene using Blender API

I am an absolute beginner and I need to create an animated scene in Blender using python API. so far I have 3 objects : 1 man 1 ladder and a lamp. I have modeled them individually and have set them ...
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How do I mirror a collection?

I have a collection of objects that comprise a room. I would like to 'mirror' it on an X or Y axis. While I can accomplish this with an individual object, I cannot figure out how to do it with a ...
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How to enable all in viewports? Collection manager right hand side

At the right hand side of the Blender UI there is a collection manager that lists all objects, lights, cameras, etc in the scene with their respective collections. Every single object is disabled, how ...
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Choose what rigid-body is affected by a force field in Blender 2.9

I have a conundrum, I have a bunch of rigid-bodies that I would like to travel to different locations. On their voyage to their location I’d like them to be able to interact and collide with any other ...
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Is it possible to control the visibility of an entire collection with drivers?

I'm trying to utilize custom properties to toggle the visibility of an entire collection on or off. However, when I right click on the restriction toggle for a collection in the outliner, the options ...
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Adding objects to new .blend files using python

I want to save a number of objects of my project file to a new external .blend file using python. ...
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Export FBX with full collection hierarchy

I’m trying to export to FBX, but it's only exporting the mesh and not the full heirarchy. Is this possible? Thank you…
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is there a way to relocate a linked collection that has its name changed?

I know there is a way to relocate a broken file in the outliner, But is there a simple way to relocate a collection when it has its name changed ? (file is the same but the collection has a different ...
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Need Help to recursively import RDCs from a Folder and store each element into a Collection

As written in the title and kindly need help, my script is almost ready but I have some troubles because it stores only the first element on the collection under its named from file. I'm pretty new to ...
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Removing objects from collection with script works but gives an error

I'm sorry in advance if my script looks really messy and not optimised, it's my first time using python or a dev language for that matters. I've tried to setup a script that, among other things, ...
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Is there any way to retain the name of layers from a 2.79 file when opened in 2.8+?

I have a lot of Blender files created in 2.79 which all use the Layer Manager add-on to help organize the scenes. It lets you custom name each layer. When opening these files in 2.8+, the layers are ...
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How do I run a script after renaming a collection or object in the Outliner?

I'm not a programmer. I want to write a script to make my work in Blender 2.91.0 easier. How do I run a script after renaming a collection or object in the Outliner? For example, I entered the name of ...
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Select Collections with Python

Is it possible to make operations like "Select All" or "Invert Selection" with collections? i tried with bpy.data, and bpy.context, but i could not find anything, than i thought ...
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Animation Nodes - How to access individual items within instanced collections?

I have a spline with an empty following along it using a Follow Spline Action node. Then I have a mesh object with a Curve Deform modifier binding it to the spline and a Copy Location constraint to ...
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Place collection instances using an array-type UI?

Collection instances don't support modifiers, so laying out a bunch of them with an "Array" modifier doesn't seem to be possible. But I love the ease and control Arrays give me. Is there any ...
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Why Does My Collection Not Add My Cube Correctly?

I'm new to blender and I was working on something when I tried to make a collection, and I realized instead of moving my cube inside of the collection, it put one cube inside of the collection and ...
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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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Python script renders a collection even when excluded from view layer

I have the following code to render child collections within a collection: ...
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re-time collection instance?

I'm working on a large scale mograph project and am hoping to re-use and re-time an animated collection which includes numerous objects moving along curves via path animation and offset factor. Let's ...
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Visibility issue when instancing another collection instance

I'm not sure how to explain this properly but basically my problem is collection "clones" appear in collection C while I can hide it from render in collection B. My ultimate goal is to flip ...
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Transforming collections with animation nodes

Hello everyone and happy holidays! So I really would love to parent a collection to an empty since instancing can be so messy but what I had not considered is ... perhaps using animation nodes to ...

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