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

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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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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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Replacement for dupli_list and dupli_list_create

I am updating older work from before 2.8. The dupli_list and dupli_list_create have caught me out though and I am unsure how ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Particle dulpicate option not available in 2.78

I want to duplicate a particle system but I don't have an option in 2.78. I clearly show a picture only two options are available in it. 1 copy active to the selected object 2 copy all to select an ...
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armature weights not working

This is the first time I had this problem. When I did automatic weights I had to redo the hands since in I had to clean up the vertices and the fingers were stuck together. One the left hand I had no ...
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Duplication for Particle System

I need help understanding how the Particle System affects duplication. I had set up a particle system that instantiates this mini figurine below. Not knowing that the settings I chose such as scaling ...
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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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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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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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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 ...