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

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converted particles on top of one another instead of simulation position (warning: contains bacon)

Got some bacon problems. I'm trying to fill a bag of bacon cubes and things were going well until was time to convert my particles. I've gather 6 different pieces of bacon in a collection; my bacon ...
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the best way to place crowds of animated objects

So I am a seasoned veteran in blender, but I have been having problems with 2.8+. it seems as they added functionality, they have yet to replace the legacy ways of operating the problem is, I have a ...
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Array modifier application to multiple items at once in blender 2.8

I made a bottle and its label and cap into three different objects. Parent label and cap to bottle. I tried to collection it, but it didn't help. Now I want to repeat this whole bottle multiple ...
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Rotate duplicated objects according to a list of vectors?

I'm trying to edit code that imports atom positions (xyz) and an arrow on each one with the spin (uvw). The atom positions can easily be imported with an add-on ...
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How To Convert Imported Identical Meshes to Instances (Duplicate Linked)?

I was wondering if there is a way (or python script) to convert multiple identical meshes into instances? - where all other identical meshes are referring (instanced) to the first identical mesh e.g., ...
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How to separate mesh from curve

I have my mesh and curve. I have duplication with the mesh. I want to remove the curve without disturbing the shape or alignment. I tried to make duplicate real, I clear the Parent yet cant remove the ...
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Why isn't instancing duplicating an object along a curve in 2.82?

Instancing is the name of the panel in 2.8. Instantiate child objects. This may have been called dupliverts and duplifaces in the past. I cannot get a simple curve duplicate instantiation to succeed ...
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How to retrieve dupli data in 2.8?

In 2.79 there is dupli_list_create and bunch of attributes to get from it: https://docs.blender.org/api/2.79/bpy.types.DupliObject.html#bpy.types.DupliObject ...
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Place/Connect Vertices by Global Co ordinance

To extrude vertices, in editmode, you can simply Ctr+RMB and Blender automatically detects the mouse position and places a new connected vertex at that position. I don't understand why I can't set ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Duplicated objects disappear

I have duplicating the objects in the scene but when I hit play the duplications disappear, what am I doing wrong?
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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-...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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'...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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?
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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....
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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 ...
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Are Groups or Sketchup-like components feasible in Blender?

Apart from testing it myself, I've seen a few posts here and there, including from Sketchup users like me, sort of circle around this topic but never ask this question directly. How can I overcome ...
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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....
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...