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Questions tagged [groups]

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

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Is there a way to animate objects as one temporarily without “independent movement”?

I've been working on making a Minecraft Rubik's Cube, and while trying to animate the rotation of a face (with pivot center median) the pieces of the face move independently. Even when they are ...
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Preserve object groups while exporting scene to Collada

Because I work with multiple programs, I would like to use the .dae/collada format to import and export my scenes with. The collada exporter does almost everything I want it to do, except I can't ...
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How do I animate two objects together with different textures

I have got an object (a mouse cursor) and I want to animate it. But, since my scene is pretty dark, I would like to add a small ball of light, which would also give the cursor a nice sci-fi effect. ...
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Cloner Object (like in C4D) in Blender

Solution The Array Modifier is basically equivalent to the Mograph Cloner in Cinema 4D. I was a bit confused since there is also a Mography Array in Cinema 4D which I would not need for this case. ...
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Unwanted behaviour object disappears + green colour of symbols

I am working on a building. There is an issue as a consequence of a shift+d operation. I have tried to copy the gf walls to the 1st floor. Having deleted them, now when I turn on the Plane 005, it ...
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Smart UV Project on multiple objects simultaneously, but independently?

How do I perform Smart UV Project on multiple objects/groups/components simultaneously, but independently? When I try, it creates one giant UV unwrap/map that combines everything into one.
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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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Converting particles (Render Type: Group) to objects is not working as expected

I have a Particle System with hundreds of particles. Their Render Type is set to Group. I want to convert such particles to separate objects. I tried "Make Duplicated Real" and clicking "Convert" in ...
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Rotating multiple objects in animation

I am trying to animate a drone with 6 spinning propellers in version 2.79b. I can make the props spin in object mode by selecting them and choosing individual origins for pivot center, however when I ...
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selecting multiple groups

I am trying to select two groups at a time. I tryed shift + G and select a group, than select another object from another group, and hit shift + G again, but the previously selected group was ...
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How do I change the orientation/anchor point of a group?

Im new to blender and I created this group and instead of rotating around the middle of the object, it rotates around some other point and the point moves when I move the object. How can I change the ...
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Should I Join or Parent?

I am making a battleship, and there are many tiny cylinders and cubes for detail. Because the only things that needs to be animated are the turrets, should I join all idle parts together?
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Help with moving model to new origin

I've created a model with numerous animated objects that I now need to move about six inches higher. How can I do this? I've tried grouping and using a grouping instance but this does not seem to ...
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How do I name a selected group via python script

Hi python/blender users, I was wondering if anyone knows a simple python command that allows me to rename the selected group. I am working on a script that requires a renaming mid operator. I found ...
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How do I make an empty stand for a different group instance?

I have a set of group instances that pull data from a group linked in another file. I want to reset them to get their data from a group in the same file, so that I can animate their rotation. My ...
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How to copy movements from one object to another?

I am learning to use Blender and created a simple animation which shows the rooftop coming off followed by the roof support which then disappears from view. The idea being that a new retrofit support ...
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I can't append node groups

For some reason the node groups i try to append do not show up. what am i doing wrong? I linked a short clip of the group im trying to append and my problem. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=...
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Get list of objects from an instanced group that was made real

I am making a script that makes a Group Instance of an existing group of objects, makes it real, and then adds the objects to a new group. Making the instance, making it real, and adding a selection ...
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Performance issues - make tree leaves like this?

Ok, I am trying to achieve animated, particle like leaves (low poly not realistic) like this - https://youtu.be/cKS3VM1a3TU?t=4m8s Obviously my idea was to make a group with some leaves and make a ...
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Making Objects in the file or appending/linking them? [duplicate]

I've been learning about the append and linking function to bring in objects from other Blend files to the current one being worked on, but something keeps nagging at the back of my mind: Aside from ...
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Moving linked groups to another file

Anybody knows how to move linked groups to another files keeping it linked? If i am appending the scene to another file all linked groups became a real objects which increased size of the scene ...
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How do I put my Body group into my Armature group?

This is what my groups currently look like This is what I'd like them to look like I've tried simply clicking and dragging the Body onto the Armature text in hopes that the Body would go into that ...
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Grease pencil scatter objects - Not working?

I´ve seen a couple of tutorials about grouping objects and then using those objects with SHIFT+A Grease pencil scatter option on a plane on a scene. I´ve been working with it and cannot get results ...
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Group particles not showing up in Cycles

i'm currently having trouble with a project i'm working on. I can't quite get this object group to emit from this plane as a particle system. The group is on the 2nd layer. Here's the blend file: ...
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Deleting all groups with python API

Is there a way to delete all groups with the python API? What I want to do is delete all objects and groups in the current environment and then append groups from another file. I've figured out how to ...
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Real-time symmetrical modeling with distinct objects in Blender

I would like to create a 3D model that has a wide variety of individually selectable objects on the right side of the x-axis, and then all of those same objects mirrored dynamically across to the ...
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How do I find which materials are using a particular node group

I have a blend file that I am using as a materials library. I have discovered that there are node groups that were not named, so I have a collection of NodeGroup.xxx groups. I would like to find the ...
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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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Blender Python: How do you automate creation of duplicate objects along many curves?

I'm trying to automate creation of many objects along many paths (curves). I've tried using parenting, Dupliframes and Modifiers but in both cases I'm blocked by my lack of experience with scripts, ...
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Use less memory in for faster rendering (32GRAM)

In better way to explain it. I have a project with a lot of details but also a lot of duplicated objects. It took a lot of time just to calculate for rendering and in some computers it showed me 'out ...
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Transfer weight operator changes vertex groups

I started out with an ordinary rigged human character model, complete with vertex groups and correct weights. Then I did some geometry modification. I had to reassign the vertex groups and that ...
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Cloth collision priority

So here I have a character wearing a cloth physicked skirt and a shirt that has the bottom tails that also have cloth physics applied. The skirt works great on its own, but once the shirt is factored ...
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Appended group opening in original location

So I appended a group of objects to my level in BGE, but every time I reopen it (the level) the appended groups go back to the location at which they are saved in their own individual files. How do I ...
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What is this weird group when importing an FBX, and how do I remove [duplicate]

I imported this in as an FBX and all the objects seem to have this weird grouping. How do I remove it and how did I do this?
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Random rotations for a group of objects

I have group of ~50 cubes, is there an option to rotate them randomly so I don't have to rotate them one by one? And if there Is then is it possible to set by how many degrees and witch axes they can ...
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How do I color an entire group of objects at once?

How do I color selected group (by using materials). I have like 50 objects in one group and I don't want to color them in the same color 50 times.
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Is there a way to put a driver on Emission Count in a Hair Particle system?

I am working on a way to populate random details along a single edge (like windows doors, garage doors, ..etc), in an attempt to create semi procedural buildings. So far I have found that using a hair ...
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Linked groups unlinked and not re-linkable

I've got an objects.blend which has multiple groups, and a scenes.blend in which those groups are linked multiple times. Today I realised that suddenly all the linked groups are not linked anymore. (...
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Is it possible to get the output of a different material available as a node?

I'm building a model of a piece of swampland, and I'm hoping to use a material-blending technique I know from Unity to handle its appearance. It involves lerping between multiple other materials using ...
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Select Input Texture file name as parameter/node

I am trying to create a material node group for triplanar mapping, but I am not sure how I can parameterize the image texture name. I have 3 image texture nodes, which all use the same file with the ...
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Use all Objects in a Group as Object input (Animation Nodes)

I am using a node tree that takes an input object, and generates a new object based on data from it (see here for the exact use case). I want to apply the effects of this node tree to more objects ...
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How to ungroup a group instance

I've created a group consisting of a few objects, then created a few instances of that group. I now want to "ungroup" one of the instances, de-linking all of that instance's objects from the parent ...
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Hide an object in a linked group

I have a character made of several objects that I am linking into a scene. The character's objects are part of a group, and I'm linking in the group. However, for certain scenes I want to hide some of ...
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Set one new origin for a group

I have a group of objects and I need to set a new origin to the corner of the group. Is this possible? I have tried to set the cursor in edit mode to one of the objects in the group and then in ...
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How to get wind to affect hair particles with group or object render

I am using a group to get more variation in grass stalks as per this tutorial. Unfortunately that tutorial was for a still image so did not cover wind or other force fields. From various other ...
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Selecting groups in blender

How do I select groups? I don't want to select an object and then its siblings, but I want to see a list of groups and I want to select a group like that. Is that possible? The reason I don't want to ...
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Group an object

I modeled some vehicles for a map and I still need to do a hitbox. I follow a tutorial on a website and there in mentioned: "Note that each piece doesn’t have to be a cube, as long as it is ...
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Removing a group with no users

I have a problem in deleting a group named "Group" in this file. How I made this file I made the "Group" in my first scene. I made another scene and deleted the first scene.
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Changing only one linked group Original File

I've linked several groups from one file to another. But after i wanted to change one group's original file to another. In which I was successful by changing the blend file path in the outliner ...
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Linking lights to single parameter in Cycles

I would like to be able to link lights to a single master control. Say I have 4 down lights in a room, I wish to set one as the master light and when I adjust its intensity, the other 3 lights adjust ...