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

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Is it possible to group several objects and then manipulate them (scale, rotate, translate) as one?

I've never been quite able to figure out how groups work in Blender (at least not since 2.5/6x). Is it possible to group several objects and then manipulate them (scale, rotate, translate) as one?
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Rotate (group) objects outwards on spherical particle system?

I'm trying to create a mini-world with (among other things) trees on it. I have created an icosphere, modeled several trees and put them in a group. Next I added a particle system to the sphere, and ...
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Array a Group of objects?

Is it possible to array a group of objects? For example, if I have three objects in a group, (I want to keep them as separate objects) is it possible to easily duplicate them as if I pressed AltD ...
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Properties of a selection of objects

Imagine a scene containing multiple objects, for example a bed and a chair. The bed and the chair aren't blender-objects themselves, but they consist of many subobjects. To view the dimensions, ...
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Local anchor for group master (move/translate/offset of group master moves group instances)?

Let's say I start with the default Blender (2.64) file, except I set the cube to be 1 for all dimensions. At that point, the cube is at xyz location (0,0,0). Then, let's say I select the cube with ...
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Purge unused data (e.g. particle system, or groups) by script

How can I completely remove a objects (e.g. particle system or groups used in particle systems) in blender using python? The problem is this: I have a script, with which I create a scene (e.g. adding ...
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Object Positions Reset On Blender Load

So I am attempting to make a modular environment in Blender, so I'm modeling many pieces in one scene to make sure they all match up properly before separating them out. However, whenever I restart ...
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How can I organize the outliner with groups?

When I learned the basics of Maya awhile back, they taught us that we could organize and clean the outliner window with groups. Anyway, it doesn't seem that I can hide multiple objects into one ...
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how to hide green pyramid of group objects handler

when I handle group objects, green pyramid disturb me. how can I hide these? https://gyazo.com/a8af6ff8d9810c374d0d4970e1bc3fe9 https://gyazo.com/d5fd3cfed539194daef6625d436c25f9
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Group objects in blender [duplicate]

There´s a way of grouping SVG objects in blender like in Illustrator or Inkscape, where when I have to move the object the entire group move´s on together, without having to append that object to the ...
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How to easily organise your Blender scene?

When making complex scenes there should be some kind of "folders" (i.e. like in Adobe Photoshop, layer management) in scene outliner, that can group objects together - but this feature seems not ...
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Cannot keyframe visibility in outliner “Groups” view

I need to animate visibility for a large number of objects which are separated into groups. Typically to toggle visibility one clicks the eye and camera icons in the outliner and presses "I" over them....
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How can I independently pose Group Instances?

I would like to add two instances of a model created by makehuman to a scene. After linking one model (File/Link) and adding a proxy Ctrl-Alt-P. I used Add / Group Instance to add another instance ...
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How to remove object from group?

How do I remove one object from a group hierarchy? I don't want to delete it, just remove it from one specific group.
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How can I modify the mesh of a linked character?

I have a fun problem: In character.blend I have an armature and a mesh with shapekeys inside a Group. In a new scene (pose.blend...
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How can I move a group along a path?

I created a very simple railroad using an array-modifier followed by an curve-modifier, after that I wanted to run a train on the railroad. The Locomotive is consisting of several grouped objects ...
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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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Can I group items only in the Outliner

I would like to hide many items in the Outliner by grouping them and then collapsing the group. I realize the Outliner can display only Groups, but those groups are functional groups that affect the ...
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Python: Duplicating a group with animation

I have a group. The first object is a mesh and the second is an armature with multiple actions that controls the mesh. How can I duplicate this group with python in a ...
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How can a rigged model be used multiple times in a scene?

I've created a rigged model and created and grouped the model and rig. I would like to add it multiple times in a single scene. I used File > Append selected the group, made it local L and created a ...
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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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How to group nodes in Sverchok?

From node tree type, I can easily group nodes by easily add Frame (layout>frame). However I use Sverchok add one in which there is no such layout like node tree type at all.
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It is possible to add modifiers to a group?

I made a group of different objects with different set of modifiers for each one. I wanted to add a lattice modifiers to this group to be able shape its form... it is possible? I tried with no sucess.....
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Add a group instance with python

I have a group of objects named MyGroup. I can add a group instance with Shift+A -> Group Instance -> MyGroup, but I can'...
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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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Pointers to node groups?

I am making "2x4"s!!! For consistency across the variations i have to use the same texture, otherwise they would look like they were made with different types of wood... but if you line them up you ...
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How to lock group

Is there any locking of group. When we make a group and after selecting one part of the group the entire group does not move until Press Shit+G -> Group then its move. Or i have to go in the outliner ...
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How do I rotate a group of objects around their respective centers?

This question asks about rotating a group of objects around a common center. I want to rotate a group of objects around their respective centers, is that possible?
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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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How can I make link group that look like this image, and how to make that group to my local asset so i cant edit mesh, material, texture of it

I'm blender beginner. I have a blend file called "final". And I have the other blend file call "origin". How can I link the group name beigeBook of the "origin" blend file and add it to the ...
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Import group from external blend file

I have a .blend file that has a house group in it: I'd like my script to be able to extract the house group from that file, then make duplicates of it in the current scene. I want to be able to ...
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Center objects with particle system

how can i center a group of objects individually in the center of every face of the plane, with a random order in all over the plane, with particle system?
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Animate restriction of viewport visibility/rendering of a group of objects

I want to animate various parent objects (and their children objects) appearing and disappearing in a rendered animation. This is currently possible with single objects by keyframing the Restrict ...
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Adding Bend Modifier for a parent object and treating as if it's a single object

I just learnt how to bend planes into a sphere from here. But now I have created curves for few countries just on top of a plane, and I do not know how to make all of them (plane, curves and meshes on ...