Questions tagged [groups]

Groups are a collection of objects which can be affected as one. Also used for organization.

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Merge bezier curves without deformation?

So I've been working on the hair of a character, and I need to merge all the hair strips together. But whenever I do that, everything is deformed after doing so. I have tried applying rotation and ...
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How to add a modifier to a collection(group? linked objects? IDK) which it has modifiers inside

I'm a beginner to blender and I'm trying to make a cnc model using some different objects which have mirror modifier inside the group(e.g. the bars). And now I want to add an array modifier to let it ...
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CTRL+J Changes my imported svg file

I imported an SVG file and when I do ⌃ Ctrl + J it changes my images, it crops it. The image that says "Just Play" is before ⌃ Ctrl + J and the cropped one is after. Why is this happening? ...
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How to make node disappear

It seems to make the value node disappear while connecting it to group input. I've tried different combinations and have node wrangler on but I'm not sure how to get it. I'm also unclear as to exactly ...
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How to Stop Join From Creating Doubles of Objects?

Situation I am trying to import a Collada model with many individual pieces to Blender. I have thus far successfully imported the model, added color to the individual parts, and I am now trying to ...
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How to Import Obj File Split Into Groups and Split Into Objects

I have an obj file which has hundreds of objects under 3 group names. When I go to File > Import > Wavefront (.obj) and check only the Split by Group option, it will show the 3 groups with all ...
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Object glitching/dissapearing in render [duplicate]

I have completed my animation but I realised when I render it that one of the propellers blades starts to glitch. On some frames it is in shot and some it is out of shot and this is really strange. ...
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Bending a group of objects?

How to bend (or add any other deforming modifiers to) a group of objects as at one solid object? Just for example this car animation (URL attached). It is good to keep wheels and lights, interior, and ...
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Move/rotate all objects contained in a collection around the space

I have modelled a car and I have arranged all differents objects parts in nested collections under a main one called "Model". Now I need to move all the car in the space I know that I can ...
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How to apply a collection/armature transform scale to chidren meshs

Context : I downloaded a 3D model for a Unity project. I imported it in Blender to make some hierarchy modification : it's an excavator and it needs to be drivable. I'm a Blender beginner. The model ...
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What is a python command to create a node group or shader node tree from the nodes in the currently active material?

Essentially what I am trying to do is create a script that can make nodes into groups or shader node trees (unsure exactly what the difference is) based on which nodes are told to be selected at the ...
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Move collection including invisible objects

How can I move/transform a whole collection of objects, including invisible objects? I have invisible objects to facilitate boolean modifiers. The popular advice to move a collection is to select all ...
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Pivoting multiple objects around Cursor doesn't change individual object orientation (2.8+)

Following the Blender Guru Wrecking Ball tutorial and ran into a hitch at 4:47 with Cursor Pivoting. I've successfully snapped my Cursor to the selected object, selected Transformation Orientation: ...
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grouping objects with modifiers so it behaves like one object

Grouping objects with modifiers so it behaves like one object. Is it possible to make a such grouping? I made shoes for a character that I want to animate. The shoes are composed of several elements (...
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Add a created group in a node tree exploiting python [duplicate]

I have created a node tree in a different blend file, and I just need to add it as a group exploiting a script. In the following figure there is the "manual" procedure. I have tried to add ...
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Grouping objects from an imported DXF?

I'm new to Blender, so I'm sure this is just a newbie thing that I'm missing. In the object browser I have this after importing a DXF (the Floor object was preexisting): I'd like to group the "...
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Why doesn't Blender have groups that allow you to transform grouped objects all at once?

I'm a long-time 3DS Max user recently converted to Blender (refugee from the monopoly and now financial oppression practiced by Autodesk). So far, I love many of the features in Blender more than Max ...
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How can I assign the same bone to More Than One Bone Group?

I'm a bit confused on the purpose of Bone Groups. It seems to be a way mainly to add colors to bones. But I gather that Bone Groups are also a way to make selecting a group of bones easier. That's ...
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How Can I Select All Channels that Have Been Added to a Channel Group in the Dope Sheet or Graph Editor?

I created a channel group in the Dope Sheet to help organize a lot of finger bones for a character's hand, which allows them all to be located under one collapseable section. But this group consists ...
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What is this hierarchy of an empty and a collection, and how do I get to the mesh inside?

I got some plants from here and they are gorgeous. However, I ended up moving some files and the textures broke, so I diligently went back and fixed them one by one. The last bit was doing the stems ...
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How to apply modifier to collections

Good morning, everyone, I'm currently on a project to make a small LEGO animation on Blender. I wanted to make a city with LEGO buildings as below. The problem is that these buildings are built ...
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Rotate a group of 6 objects to align 3 points (each on a different object) on a plane

I have 6 rectangular blocks that I want to rotate as a group so the bottom 3 vertices (each are on a different block) end up on the same plane; in this case the global X-Y plane. How can I do this? ...
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How to force a node group input field to display a slider?

I have created a couple of node groups with some "group-inputs-sliders" (The one called "Roughness" in the bottom picture). I would like it to have the blue-bar slider like the blender native ones. ...
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Animation node - sorting a collection of objects from their size

Could you please help. I've got a collection of objects, I want each of them to appear ( every 10 frame animation) in the viewer. Starting from the smallest to the biggest. Dear Leander Thank you, ...
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How to ungroup all Shader Node Groups for a given file?

I have a sizeable asset library (Chocofur Lifetime Bundle) that I need to make compatible with a PBR baking addon that I use (SimpleBake). My problem is that in order for the addon to work, the shader ...
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Can not set the origin to a hierarchy/group

Whenever I Select my Group/null/Hierarchy under the outliner. I can't seem to make the origin to geometry work. It stuck in (0,0,0). I've tried to set the cursor to the middle of the group/hierarchy ...
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How to get group collection and edit from the older version to new version 2.82

I created a group and with the particles modifier in the group i selected and emitted. In 2.79 i can see my group and the particles i can edit the particles etc. I copied the everything (group, mesh ...
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One modifier for a group of objects

I know blender is really weak when it comes to this sort of thing compared to other 3D software. But is there ANY way of using a modifier on more than one object? This would be especially useful for ...
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When to use Join vs Parent vs Group

I’m a bit confused when to use/not use Parents, Groups or joining multiple objects into one object. For example I have 500 trees which are 2D images on planes. There are 25 different tree images that ...
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How to make Blender 2.8 remember collections Outliner state when i save and reopen the file?

If you create bunch of collections and arrange them in outliner, you "close" some of them and "open" others (with little arrow left to the collection name in Outliner), save the file, exit and open ...
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Check if group input node was passed a value, optional default value

I am trying to creat a green screen filter. I would like to have the option of passing it a background image, but if no image was passed, then to just make the background transparent. How would I go ...
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Selecting Collections [duplicate]

In the older versions of blender, you could group objects and they would be treated like one object. In blender 2.8, groups have been replaced with collections. The collections are not treated as one ...
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Duplicating collections in 2.81 not copying everything

I'm trying to copy everything in a collection (I don't want them linked) called Camera.001 from one scene to another scene (the second scene is in the same blender file). But I notice that when I ...
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How to align objects to the center of another object

I am new to Blender (2.8) and trying to model a kind of turret, to try and learn by myself. I am encountering a rather simple problem : I have placed 4 cannons relative to one another, and would ...
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How to keep parts of single object easily selectable in 2.8?

I have a humanoid character, and I want to be able to select and move it's parts (like the hand highlighted on the photo) easily - that is without having to select all their vertices/faces all the ...
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Rigging problem with a Telescope

I have modeled a telescope and I want to rig it to rotate and pan it as needed in the final scene. I have grouped the parts that I want to rotate and pan seperately, added two bones for both the ...
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How to unlink two objects in the same group?

The cube I was messing with somehow "coupled" to the bottle and now i can't select them individually. What happened? Doing Alt+P and Clear Parent doens't do anything.
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Scripting: How to correctly group objects

How can I correctly group multiple objects and have them behave as a unit. I tried the following ...
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Keeping group instances visible while hiding originals

After creating several group instances, I've found that the original objects I used in their creation will show up during a render. I thought I could fix this by selecting the original objects, going ...
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Object Organization - Hierarchies, collections, groups, empties?

If I want to organize my sub-components into a convenient hierarchy in 2.8, what is the best approach? Should I use collections, groups, empties, or simple parenting? First, I haven't been able to ...
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How to show hidden groups in 2.80? [duplicate]

I have just updated to 2.80 from 2.79. When I open a model in which I had some hidden groups they now in 2.80 have the eye icon to show they are not hidden, but they are also semitransparent in the ...
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How do I stop all objects from scaling?

I'm new to Blender and making a scene with a few objects in it. Somehow I switched something on and all of my objects are scaling and/or moving when I adjust one thing. How can I turn this off? I don'...
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how to make a group of Objects

I have this problem.. i want to combine the objects into a group so that it becomes one object and when i move it (the group of objects), it moves as a single object/model. I know that we need to ...
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How to determine which vertex groups a vertex belongs to?

I'm using the newest version of 2.8, and I'm wanting to determine which group specific vertices belong to. I have a lot of groups and vertices, so checking them one at a time will be a lot of time ...
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Size still the same after removing groups

I am very new to blender and have a model (an .obj file) where I want to remove some groups. Removing the groups are no problem, but when I then import the new file into the program where I'm using ...
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How do I access a Rigify Control by name (Grouped and linked into scene) with python in 2.79

I used rigify to generate a control rig over a Basic human Armature. I then grouped the Armature+Control rig so I could link it into a scene. In the Scene where it is linked I made the rig a proxy so ...
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How do I open my .blend file as a folder?

I want to make my own folder of grouped objects where I store my assets. I then want to be able to drag and drop it into any blender file so i can use group instance to access that folder and import ...
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Easiest way to create scene variant and manage objects?

I've designed a kitchen set with many objects and I would like to create another variant of it where about 95% of the objects will stay intact and only few will be moved/added. I also want to keep the ...
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How do I displace a group of objects by a specified amount

Id like to move an arrangement of spheres by a specified amount in all three dimensions. Any clues how? Thanks!
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Assigning texture and colour to object groups

Hello, Id like to make groups for the different faces of this structure you can see above, and then assign different colours to the faces. Would appreciate any help on how to group them and colour ...

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