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

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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 ...
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Hide/Show specific object groups only

Is there a way to hide/unhide objects that are part of a group without effecting anything else? I'm animating a scene (to see what's involved in animation) and since its to heavy to work with I have ...
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Objects in the middle of plane on hair particle system

I'm tring to distribute an objects group in a plane with hair particle system, but the objects are positionated in the middle of plane and not in its surface... any advice?
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problems with appending a node group

I have asked how I can make a node group a part of the blender star-up file, which turned out was already answered here But the thing is I'm getting lost between step 4 and 5 of this answer. On step ...
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Can't delete group instance?

I have downloaded a Blender file, and the model is visible twice. I would like to have only 1 of them. But no matter what I try, I am unable to remove just one model. I have uploaded the Blender ...
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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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How to turn a linked group into independent objects?

I created a group and added objects to it, then Add -> Group Instance. How to turn this linked instance into a completely independent, ungrouped "deep" copy of the objects in the group? I've tried ...
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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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Grouping objects into a single object [duplicate]

I've imported a Lego model into Blender. How do I group the parts together so I can transform them as a single unit? I don't want the individual parts to be selectable using the mouse. Thanks. [edit] ...
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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 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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It there a possible way that I could scale all the objects individually? [duplicate]

I'm working on a complicated building which my goal is to keep the multiple objects in their respective groups and scale all objects at once. Instead of using Ctrl+J function to group everything into ...
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How to remove one of the group inputs

I'm using Blender 2.74 and trying to follow an online video tutorial on creating "sun" (presenter is using version 2.63). The problem I'm facing is that the presenter just selected a few nodes in the ...
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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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load .x3d scene into a group

I have a .x3d file containing several meshes. When I load them into Blender, they are loaded into separate objects; I'd like all of them to be loaded into one group so I can manipulate them (e.g., ...
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How to add to a floating object, several other objects, so they swam with it?

I made the ocean and floating object, using this tutorial (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=11F1NRpqrzY). How to add to a floating object several other objects, so they swam with it? For example, how ...
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How do I switch low with highpoly models?

I've heard this trick at the conference, but I can't remember it nor find the video. I have 300 instances of the same linked group in a scene and I want to use a low poly version for the camera work. ...
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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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Changing every object in a group

I'm asking how to change every object in a group of objects to be the same mesh type as a third object, which is created on a different layer. Thanks for the answers
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How to use multiple particle types in a particle system?

I created a particle system, duplicating a red sphere. However I want to also have yellow and orange spheres (already have them in another layer) in the same particle system. So I want to know how to ...
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How to retrieve the objects of a group

How to get all of the objects assigned to a group in Blender Python? for group in bpy.data.groups: # How to get all objects in group?
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How to retrieve the groups of an object?

How to get all of the groups an object is assigned to in Blender Python? for obj in bpy.data.objects: # All objects # TODO: Retrieve the groups of obj.
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Remove object from specific group programmatically

Somehow I have managed to add objects to a group called "myGroup" without actually wanting to do that. I now want to remove all those objects from that group, which at the same time were already ...
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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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Naming issue with many linked duplicates of groups

I have a robot model that consists of several objects and I want a scene with many robots in different positions. My current approach is to group all of the objects of the robot and then make a linked ...
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Linked node groups appear as black in preview and final render

I seem to be a little ignorant about linking node groups. When I try to use node groups from other files in a project I'm working on, for some reason in the materials preview box the material shows up ...
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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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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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How do I offset animation start in a linked blend?

I have a resource file containing a model with materials and animation tracks (NLA action strips) that I want to re-use in another Blend file. In the resource file I created a group containing the ...
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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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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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Adding Labels, Angles, Domains on Objects for Making Math Models

I am very new to Blender. I have been looking for a program to create a model for visualizing different math concepts. Blender looks promising as it provides the possibility for not only this, but ...
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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....