Questions tagged [groups]

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

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How can I group into one layer all similar items?

I'd like to get all of my spheres (x.003, x.004, x.005, etc...) into a group called "Sphere" (the first one in the list). Something like that: ...
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Is there a way to add objects to an empty group?

I think it is a special case. If I remove objects form a group that group still exists without objects. So I can add objects to that group via Properties / Object / Groups / Add to Group button. The ...
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How to join, and intersect objects?

How do I join this two arcs in a way to connect the vertices (a vertice that connect and join these two objects). (on top and bottom). (zoom of the picture on the top pf the object)
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Linking objects, groups, and Freestyle

Freestyle can be restricted to certain objects using Groups. I have a file with freestyle settings and a group named Freestyle1. I also have a separate file containing ObjectA which is also inside a ...
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How to make array of group ? [duplicate]

When you made a group of objects, how to make array of them? I know for shift+A to make group instance but I want to control it like array modifier.
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How do I group all my groups into one 'master' group?

I am currently making a medieval cannon, and I have been naming all the parts of the cannon, also I grouped all parts into different groups for easier recognition. For example I grouped all components ...
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Memory (and large project) management [closed]

From what I've understood from other questions here, group instancing and dynamic linking are two methods for managing memory in a project that is large or complex. The latter also allows one to ...
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How to add modifier to group instances

How can i add modifier for a group instances. I have a group of object (cube, sphere, cylinder) and made a group. With shift+A > Group instance and added the group. ...
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Group Instancing: How do animations behave?

I've yet to delve into animations with Blender, but something I'm curious about is what happens if one were to create a couple of basic meshes joined with bones, then animated. If another object is ...
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Can someone explain the node shown in this screen capture? [duplicate]

I trying to recreate a material by looking at an image that appears to show "nested" nodes. I tried every stock node but was unable to produce this setup. These two "nodes" are used as components in ...
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How to group objects?

I have selected several objects and pressed Ctrl+G. Or I have selected several objects, then click Object -> Group -> Create new group. It doesn't matter what I do. The only thing that happens is the ...
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Multiple animations and rotations on a grouped object

Still trying to learn Blender here so be gentle. I need to do an animation of a propeller aircraft where the plane travels down the runway, the tail lifts up and the plane takes off. The propellers ...
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How can i add hotkey for a group

Selecting a group object is long process. We click and object and shift+G and then a pop arise and then we click on group again. After several click group objects selected Or we go to the out-liner ...
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Link to objects that have links to other objects

I'm complete newbie in blender. For example I have A, B, C models. Every model is saved in a separate *.blend file. A and B are linked into C as proxies and somehow transformed to form C. Then I want ...
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Empty for a group instance is far away from the group [duplicate]

I created a group instance, and the empty for it appeared at the cursor, but the group is way off to one side. I saw that the objects in the original group had scaling that hadn't been applied with ...
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Scaling a set of objects

I am trying to create a shelf that scales properly. Each board in the shelf must be 1/2" thick and ideally I would be able to scale the depth, height and or length without affecting the 1/2" thickness ...
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Is it possible add a group to selection (not selection to a group) in the in 3d viewport?

Is it possible to add a object group to selection (not selection to a object group) in the 3d viewport? I know it can be done in the outliner, but I would rather some sort of shift click function in ...
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Group instance not showing correctly

When I create a group instance a plain-axis shape is displayed instead of an actual mesh. It happens only in one of my scenes, when I create a new scene from scratch groups are working fine. I guess ...
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How to: Group instances on Hair Particle system to shear and rotate

How to make a particle System to instanciates objects and make them rotate on the z axis as well as bend in reaction to force fields like wind. Using the "Render/Group" option in the PS properties, I ...
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Removing constraints & adding objects to group by python

I have a very basic script which I hope to do a couple things at once, but I am stuck at removing the constraint, and the group_link fails. bpy.ops.constraint.delete() and obj.group_link(group='...
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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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Place random object from group

I'm working on a scene with a lot of container ships, where the ship is always the same, but i'd like to have a different arrangement of containers on the ships. I've modelled the ship and a ...
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Can you export thousands of objects in a blender scene to .obj format Individually (and automatically) [duplicate]

I have a model of a large city, where every house or cityblock is an object. I can manually pick each object and export them, but it is very tedious since there can be thousands of objects, and i ...
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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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Is it possible to change the order of objects in a group?

Simply put, is it possible to change the order of objects in a group? I would like to change it due to using the Animation Nodes addon effecting objects in an undesired order. In the provided GIF, ...
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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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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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Make a group of objects follow a curve

I'm trying to make a railroad of some sort, but i've just hit a wall. When trying to use the array modifier on the object group, I couldn't find it. I'm linking my objects between different blender ...
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Group mirror and armature

I've grouped objects and I would like to mirror them along x axis. How to do it ? Then I would like to animate this group as a single object. Do I use armature or something else ?
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Appended Group Objects No Longer Work in BGE

I designed an automated garage door for the BGE that uses rigid body physics and logic bricks to open and close. I made it in one blend file and then added the objects that comprise it to an object ...
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Group instance: move source group

I've created a group then group instance and moved the parent. The result is that instances move in very strange way, like theyre movement s summing with parent or something... What is happening? I ...
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I cant attach object to armature

I am trying to attach simple model (cloths in my case) to rigged and animated character model. I am following this tutorial, but I am not able to attach my object to my character. I recorded short ...
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Cannot link group to a scene

My scene file is a group of buildings, all linked in from separate files, no problem. but on the new building I am working on, I have selected all objects and grouped them,as before, but when I go to ...
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How to join group objects into one

I have imported and duplicated a mesh from a group instance. But now I have many of them on my list under scenes tab. How can I put them all in one place( like a folder , to select them all at once).
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Can't remove object via python once grouped

I'm writing a script that is adding and removing about 50 objects every frame. That part is working fine, but once I add the objects to a group, it creates odd errors. In tracking down the error, I ...
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Why can't a linked group be used as a dynamic paint brush?

I have created a character for my 30second short that is my final in my Blender Graphics 3D Design class in a separate blend file from the landscape it resides in. I am trying to make it so the ...
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degrouping stl file objects on blender [duplicate]

I have imported an stl file to blender and its separate objects I can`t figure out how to deselect the objects. I have tried all the selection and deselection option s The file was made on 123D ...
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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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How to unlink a link group completely in blender, so I can edit all mesh data, material, texture of this group

The group I linked from other blend file name "beigeBook" like so in the image below: And I don't know how to make this link group became children of beigeBook object. How can't i unlink this "...
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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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How to have a boundary box around a whole group instance?

Enabling bounds display on a group instance draws bounding boxes for each individual object: How to have a boundary box around the entire group instance? Via python or not. It seems to possible, this ...
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Are there Shadow Groups" like there are Light Groups?

Im having a problem where I only want an object cast shadows on itself, with one light group. I have two separate light groups, and two light source, but the objects still seem to cast shadows onto ...
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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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is there a quick way to delete a group and leave the objects?

I added my objects into groups to append them easily and now I have got bunch of groups which I don't need anymore. how can I delete them?
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Remove relationship between two objects

I have an dae file which I import into blender version 2.76. There is one pool cue stick in this file. There seems to be a relationship(shown by relationship line)between cue stick and another point ...
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Reverse objects order in group

I am trying to reverse the order of the object listed in a group using Python Console. I do the following: 1. Create a group from few selected objects as normal in Blender. 2. In python console I ...
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How to get a group of many rigid bodies to start simulation at a set frame

I have a physics simulation in Blender with many rigid bodies. I have a group containing many objects (255). How do I turn off physics simulation on this group of objects to until a certain frame?
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How to add linked groups symmetrically around an object

So I've been learning lots and getting better at blender. Today I learned about linked objects, and after much research managed to get them to behave as desired using groups. I'm working on creating ...
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“Group” animated objects

I have some objects which are animated, some by keying values (mostly shape keys) and some keying location and scale. The end result is a flower growing: I would like to easily be able to duplicate ...
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Why are instances of duplicated groups linked

I'm a bit of a newb, so please bear with me. I have a number of objects (chairs) that are parented to another object (table). I have created a group of these objects and have many instances of this ...