The Stack Overflow podcast is back! Listen to an interview with our new CEO.

Questions tagged [dupli-groups]

Dupli-groups duplicate an object at each face, vertex or edge of a mesh.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
0
votes
0answers
7 views

Copy a mesh at the location of each vertex of another mesh or curve

I have a mesh (e.g. a fish). I would like to duplicate this mesh at the location of every vertices of another mesh. In my example, this means that I would like the fish to be duplicated at the ...
3
votes
1answer
83 views

Lego Water with Dupliverts doesn't work!

I made a fluid object, I made a brick object. I set the fluid object to dupliverts in the object panel and added a remesh modifier set to blocks. I selected the brick, held shift and selected the ...
0
votes
1answer
18 views

Duplicated objects disappear

I have duplicating the objects in the scene but when I hit play the duplications disappear, what am I doing wrong?
0
votes
0answers
27 views

How can I tell blender that each of those red planes should be like the one on the right?

I want to automatically change every one of those planes at the same time,so when I am in need to redesign it, have all linked to one object, but, without having to link duplicate manually that object ...
0
votes
0answers
13 views

I can't ignore constraints when duplicating or adding a modifier to a group/collection

I am trying to make an array of a collection/group, each object in the group has a constraint applied to it. I want to apply an array modifier to the collection/group. the issue I am am having is that ...
0
votes
1answer
15 views

Using dupli-faces changes the orientation of the child object

I am trying to make an arrow of windows on a building where the lights are randomly on or off. I am trying to use the method described in the answer for this question: Random color on multiple multi-...
0
votes
0answers
29 views

2.8 switching mesh on proxy

I have a blend file with one collection which contains an armature which has 2 different meshes. I'd like to swap between these 2 meshes while this collection is linked into another blend file with a ...
1
vote
1answer
47 views

How to animate rotation of duplivert shape

I have a rectangular shape parented to a circle set to duplivert, with rotation checked. It took a little bit of fiddling to get the rotation to work the way I wanted. At first the rectangles didn't ...
2
votes
3answers
569 views

Alternative to dupliframes in 2.8?

Is there some way how to instance objects along path/curve without deformation? All forums and questions I've found are related to 2.79 and they are all using dupliframes, however there is no such ...
0
votes
1answer
35 views

How do I prevent child objects from stretching when duplicated on the parent's faces?

I have run into an issue where I'm building a shield in blender. I created a duplicate object of the faces on the shield I want rivets to be placed on and then made that object a parent of my rivet ...
0
votes
1answer
172 views

Replace Every instances of an object by a 2.79duppligroup / 2.8CollectionInstance?doing this trough python?

hello i want to replace every instances of my asset with a 2.79duppligroup / 2.8CollectionInstance, with the same roientation and scale but i found no way to do this !? ctrl L dont work, = am i ...
1
vote
0answers
188 views

Particle system: How to place random objects with children?

I'm trying to place a group of trees that include an armature and leaves in a separate mesh scattered over a land. The problem is that only the tree's base is placed by the particle system, even ...
0
votes
0answers
53 views

Is the Duplication tab gone from the object panel in 2.80?

I was following a tutorial and came to a part where I parented a lamp to a curve in order to duplicate it along the curve using DupliFrame. But I can't find any duplication tab in the object menu. ...
0
votes
0answers
17 views

Using Shift D to Duplicate a set of Faces Edites the Original Model [duplicate]

I'm following this tutorial, and at the point linked, my version of blender does something different. Instead of just duplicating the faces, it duplicates them, then, when I edit said faces, it edits ...
1
vote
1answer
114 views

Frame-Duplicated Metaballs not rendering in Blender 2.79

I am trying to create a flow of water by duplicating metaballs along a curve. I've gone through the motions of creating a curve and a metaball, setting the Parent ...
9
votes
2answers
483 views

What is a Duplivert, or a Dupliframe, internally?

I've been using Dupliverts, and Dupliframes without fully understanding their internal representation in Blender. (i.e. which Data Blocks are linked,and which are copied, how parenting is related to ...
0
votes
1answer
55 views

Modelling technique, how is this workbench created

In this demo file from the test files from blender.org,(direct download here) There's a classroom benchmark, If I try to select a desk, automatically the plane gets selected, the desks are not being ...
1
vote
1answer
90 views

Preserving sub-group instances when making duplicates real

I'm writing some Python scripts for refactoring, one of which will be used for relocating a group to another file. The workflow will be to make the new file, open it, link the group, select the group ...
0
votes
2answers
337 views

Align particle objects relative to parent mesh

I'm trying to put an object on the vertices of another object (crosses on a sphere) but I would like all the crosses to be parallel to the sphere's surface, not sticking out. This is my current setup ...
1
vote
1answer
39 views

How can i add more duplicates to a curve?

i'm using the Dupliframes method. But the curve is pretty long compared to the size of the objects, and i need them to be near one of each other. When i add the maximum number of Frames that is 100, ...
0
votes
0answers
126 views

Assign a custom orientation to each instance of a dupli-object

I would like to duplicate an object along a path, and also have the ability to manipulate the orientation of each instance individually. Expected result: Like in the picture above, where each object'...
3
votes
2answers
264 views

How do i duplicate to get the same size on all corners of the objects?

I am creating landing feet for my space craft and when i do it manualy and as you can see from the picture if i do this manualy by creating a cube cutting eachcorner i cant seem to get the cut's ...
0
votes
1answer
136 views

What might have turned dupliverts off?

I have a file with a duplivert system on part of it, which was working fine, and then something caused it to disappear. Nothing I do to fix it or rebuild it works, in fact, after testing, nothing made ...
0
votes
0answers
1k views

Best way to Array Object along curve

I'm currently trying to create objects along a curve at a set distance to each other (or distributed by the count). All while taking the position and rotation on the curve into consideration but not ...
0
votes
1answer
120 views

how can i make one object copy form of another object?

i'm new to blender so i'm hoping there's an easy solution for this)) i have these two objects with different vertex count. can i make the one with fewer vertices repeat the form of the one with more ...
0
votes
1answer
43 views

Is it possible to animate alpha of a dupligroup?

I have a model, in its own blend file. I link it into another file. At some point in an animation I want it to gradually disappear. I've gone looking for ways to do this, with no luck. Is there a ...
1
vote
0answers
59 views

Is it possible to place objects in hierarchies so that object names can be retained during copy?

Is it possible to create Blender objects into a group, so that the object names that are part of the group are contained within the hierarchy? Perhaps another way to ask the question, is there some ...
3
votes
2answers
1k views

How to apply scale to multi user?

What is the correct way to apply the scale to an object which has a multi user while maintaining its linked object data properties (e.g. modifiers, materials, vertex groups, etc.)? In other words: I ...
1
vote
0answers
22 views

Add x instances of a group in realtime

I want to add x (integer) instances of a group at f(x) location (eg: the 3rd instance is at (0,0.1 * 3,0)) where x can be controlled in real-time by the means of an empty or slider. This is similar to ...
0
votes
1answer
183 views

How to align duplication correct way

With the reference image attach. Im making the sandals and im the way to plug the diamonds in that. I have remove the center edge from the mesh. With the duplication im making the diamond to rotate ...
0
votes
0answers
38 views

Duplication not getting in shape its in reverse direction

Im making duplication. Problem is the shape is getting duplication but the shape is reverse as its getting to the other end. Another problem is that its not going flat way. At the end its getting ...
1
vote
0answers
62 views

Why Internal and Cycles are so different when rendering a duplifaced object with particle system?

One object is recreating another as dupliface instances. But those one which is being instanced has got particle system + explode modifier. Cycles renders OK, but Internal fails on this task, though ...
1
vote
0answers
63 views

Dupliframes not showing in group instance

I am making a chain inside a group instance that needs to follow a animated bezeir. When I googled for a way to make a object follow a curve without deforming, I found dupliframes. After getting my ...
1
vote
0answers
84 views

How to make these scripted duplivert meshes always face “out” using duplicates?

How can my script ensure the dupliverted meshes on an icosphere faces, and on its vertices will all be facing "outwards". There is an excellent answer that describes using a different technique using ...
3
votes
1answer
330 views

Is there a better way than dupliverts to make these scripted monkeys always face “out”?

In another question I ask How to make these scripted duplivert monkeys always face “out” using duplicates? Here I would like to ask if there is a better (or at least alternate) way to do this besides ...
2
votes
1answer
420 views

Can the base dublivert object be hidden?

Is it possible to hide (in the viewport) the base duplivert object, without also hiding all of its duplicates?
8
votes
2answers
275 views

Dupligroups and Snapping

When I import dupligroups from an object .blend into my master .blend scene, I can move the transform of the dupligroup parent fine. However, I really miss the ability to snap to other scene geometry....
3
votes
1answer
135 views

Storing many instances efficiently

Theres a few aspects to what I am looking for in terms of solution. We deal with extremely large scenes, and take huge advantage of instancing, dupligroups and particle systems However, when you ...
1
vote
1answer
777 views

Sketchup-like components (case study) - is it in? or even feasible?

Apart from testing it myself, I've seen a few posts (e.g. http://blenderartists.org/forum/showthread.php?212630-Blender-Duplicate-Group-What-is-it-for-Simple-Question; http://blenderartists.org/forum/...
3
votes
1answer
197 views

How can I create a surface of evenly space hemispheres?

I'm new to blender, and I'm having issues trying to create hemispheres. I have been attempting to use nurb spheres and trying to split them in half using a selected vertex and this hasn't been working....
1
vote
1answer
2k views

How can I fix broken linked dupligroups when the source file/directory has changed? [duplicate]

(Using Blender 2.76) I have some object groups from one file (source) linked as dupligroups in another file (target). I had to change the name of the subdirectory containing the source file, and the ...
6
votes
3answers
591 views

Override dupligroup's object's material (Python)

How can I link a dupligroup of a group from File A in to File B and override the material of an object within the dupligroup with a material from File B? The end goal would be to have multiple ...
1
vote
0answers
166 views

Randomize Dupli-Groups

I'm currently constructing a city in blender, and one thing that I would like to do, so as to avoid modelling hundreds of buildings by hand, is to randomize some elements of the buildings. What I was ...
5
votes
1answer
106 views

Is there a way to get a unique value per dupli group instance?

Given a number of dupligroups, is there a way to get a unique random value for each one in a cycles shader? Using the object info node won't work, as each instance consists of multiple objects. I'd ...
2
votes
1answer
54 views

duplicate mesh along text?

Is it possible to duplicate a mesh over text? e.g. in courier new I write Hello, and i want to cover that space in spheres (edit:arbitrary 3D object) without placing each object individually. I've ...
6
votes
1answer
453 views

Why are the UV coordinates from dupli parent returning black?

I have a sphere UV mapped like so: I parented a Suzanne to it and enable dupli verts, then setup a material on the Suzanne which I expected to color all the dupli Suzannes in a replica of the texture ...
4
votes
1answer
557 views

Array modifier displacement

I'm working on som abstract art in blender, and therefore I want to use the array modifier. The problem is that I want to have some displacement on my object. See the picure below: I want to edit ...
4
votes
1answer
111 views

Duplication follows an UV sphere but rotates duplicates

I have an idea of illustration that would explore the duplication around a sphere function. It should look something like this : But I meet some problems. First of all, the boxes that are in the ...
1
vote
0answers
618 views

How to use a Dupligroup as a hair Object

I have an empty that is duplicating a group. I would like to instance this empty as the object of a hair particle system (or as part of a group of object's being instanced). This does not appear to ...
2
votes
1answer
107 views

Can I choose when animation in animated dupli-groups starts?

I'd like to use some sort of re-usable animations (think little animated effects, simple but a lot of them), that I can play during my main animation, without creating multiple actions, or having ...