Questions tagged [groups]

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

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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 ...
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Can I get particle systems to render Group/Collection Instances inside a Group/Collection?

I was making some object groups for greeble. When I go to set up my particle to render randomly choosen objects in the Greeble collection, all of the instances only render their empties. Similarly, ...
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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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Node Group separator for parameters

Is there any way to add separators to better organize node group parameters?
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How do I make groups in 2.8?

In the Blender Guru Donut tutorial he made a sprinkle for a donut. He copied that sprinkle and made a smaller version of it. He Shift selected both and made a group with the shortcut Ctrl+G. When I do ...
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Use a collection as object inputs in Animation nodes

i;m trying to use animation nodes for the first time. I've made a sub program which does what it's supposed to (scale objects up as a sweeper object goes past them in the X axis) , but How can i make ...
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Grouping Meshes & adding materials to multiple meshes at one time

Main goal: Group individual meshes and apply specific materials to each group I imported an obj that was supplied to me by a client. It is protein structure that is comprised of small spheres. It has ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...