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

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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....
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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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How to add transparency to a group of objects

I would like to make a group of objects semi-transparent. I could not find a straight forward answer and the ones related include menus I cannot find in my Blender. I am working with Blender 2.69.
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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 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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Using groups in other files

I've modeled a clock and saved it as clock using blender 2.56. I've also modeled a room using blender 2.56 and saved it as room. I've made the clock a group and named this group clock. How do I open ...
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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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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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Is it possible to deselect a group while keeping the original selection selected?

You can select a group of objects by selecting one object of that group and pressing ShiftG > Group Is it possible to deselect a group, while keeping the rest of the original selection selected? (e.g....
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Can I parent objects to parts of a group instance?

Let's say I have a group of ten parts and I want to parent an object to one of the objects in a group instance. Is that possible?
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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 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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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?