Questions tagged [instances]

Questions related to instancing. Instancing is used to duplicate many objects that are the same. Uses such as particles, Dupliverts.

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Laying (linked) pentagonal tiles - trouble snapping

I am pretty new to Blender, having previously used Form•Z Free (which is pretty good for modelling when it doesn't crash). I am looking to tile a 'floor' in Blender 2.8, using a pentagonal tile (...
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How do I position my instance empty for collections? [duplicate]

So today I am working on a huge warehouse scene so I need to be very efficient with my geometry and obviously instancing will be a huge help. I want to place the empty that represents the collection ...
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Export animation plane with vertices instances to Unity

I'm new to the amazing world of Blender and have a question with regards too animation exports. I would like to export an animation I made in Blender to Unity. That process in itself I've tackled ...
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Is there a way to control cryptomatte colors? for object colors for instance masking out of the box in blender

Is there a way to know each color of each object before it will be rendered? Or a way to setup colors for each object. In other words I need to setup a preseted color for each object on the scene. ...
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angled snapping/mirror/ of instances?

I was wondering if their is a simple solution to snapping instances of say 4 objects, or mirroring them to the other side. When I have done this, the snapping of the group of the array of 4, is hard ...
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Dupliverts Rotation

I'll try to explain as simple as possible. I have made some dupliverts as seen in the images. On IMG 01, I add the wireframe, at thickness 0.02 you can see on each vertex it has multiple mini ...
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Instance of my rocket and original model both displaying in render

I have a model of a ship and an instance of the ship i have disabled the original model from the view port but when i render both models appear like in the image below how do i only render the ...
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Why isn't instancing duplicating an object along a curve in 2.82?

Instancing is the name of the panel in 2.8. Instantiate child objects. This may have been called dupliverts and duplifaces in the past. I cannot get a simple curve duplicate instantiation to succeed ...
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Using collection instance causes grease pencil strokes to disappear

I am using a collection instance, and then mirroring it to mirror a drawing I created with Grease Pencil. However, there is an odd behavior of the strokes showing & disappearing. Here is a link ...
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Is there a way to array an object along multiple curves without having to duplicate the object for each curve

I am currently using array and curve modifiers to array a vertex along a curve and then instancing an object to that vertex in order to avoid the object getting warped or rotated while following the ...
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How to duplicate an object along an edge without warping or rotating it

I am trying to find a way to duplicate an object along an edge but the 3 different methods I can find either rotate the object; warp the object or give limited control. Here are images and ...
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Instancing - make real and join - duplicates itself

I made object A where the instances will go, parented object B to it, and activated ...
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How to add sprinkles to my donut using particles?

I want to add some sprinkles onto the top of my donut by using particles and their hair type. But when doing that the hair is pointing downwards and it's location is not on the top of the donut. How ...
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How to create object instances with unique properties in Blender?

Is it possible in Blender to create several instances of an object (Alt+D) and then to change some properties for one of them? (i.e. creating an instance with unique properties) In particular, I am ...
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Can't get my instanced objects/dupliverts to work

I'm trying to create a row of street lights, both the lamp pole and a spot light. Since i can't simply join these two and use an array + curve modifier to set this up (using an array modifier + a ...
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2.8x ADD-ON - I need an add-on to “paint” instances of an object over another object's surface

In 2.79 I used to use an add-on called "Paint Clones" which would allow me to basically paint instances of one or more objects over another object's surface with random scale/rotation. That add-on ...
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Why does holding 'Alt' while adding Instances to multiple empties not work? (On all selected)

I had noticed in one of the live streams, a few months ago, that Holding the 'Alt' key while editing multiple items is a secret trick I had previously been unaware of. It really opens up the ...
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How to get instanced object from particle system at location?

I need to check which object is instanced at a certain location. The particle system spawns a collection of objects either as is or with the “Use Count” feature. At the moment I found a way to get ...
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How do I apply materials to instances (alt+d) objects simultaneously?

I have applied materials simultaneously to individual objects with ctrl+l / materials, but the ald+d objects do not allow or show the applied materials. How do I apply a material, as I cannot even ...
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How to get modifiers of instanced objects to to refer to their respective object?

When I instance 2 objects, one having a modifier that refers to the other, if I make the instances real, the modifiers don't refer to their respective object. I tried every approach I could think of: -...
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Blender cycles motion blur and particles from particle instance

I have: - one particle system which act in some way - i have an object ( sphere ) which has particle instance on it. So it behaves like the particle instance. On that object i added second particle ...
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object creation with python very slow

We are in the need to create thousands of objects via python (sometimes up to 100.000) in the viewport, we managed to do so using collection instances inside other collection instances (with this ...
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Randomizing instanced objects

Here's the question, I am using face instancing to create foliage for leaves, but the result is quite uniform in terms of rotation. Is there a way to randomize rotation of the instanced objects?
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Instanced Objects Not Rotating When Mirrored

After instancing an object to the vertices of a line, when I apply a mirror modifier to that line (in this case, around an axis), the orientation of the instances does not rotate when mirrored (the ...
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Hide parent object without hiding the instanced children?

I have a cube, added a cone which I parented to the cube and instanced on the faces of the cube. Is it now possible to make the cube disappear?
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Animation nodes, instances orientation in a Dodecahedron

I'm trying to orient instances so that they align correctly to form same shape of the Mesh Object Input, here a pentagonal faces Dodecahedron. I've used Vertex Group Input to control the Guides param. ...
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How to call vertex groups in Animation nodes [SOLVED]

I would orient some instances by vertex normals, but i'd like to control orientation by vertex groups, to give z negative values to some instances, like in the pictures.is it possible? i've tried with ...
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Why don't metaballs show up in group instance? [closed]

I created a particle system, with metaballs as my object. I then added this particle system and a few other objects to a group. When I add a new instance of that group, the metaballs are not visible ...
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How to Instantiate Complex Collections With Variations?

Has anyone been able to instantiate complex collections with variations? Example: I have an elaborate light fixture with many objects and animations (all animations use Animation Nodes). Now I want ...
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Option to not align instanced object with face normals?

Hi i'm currently trying to set up a series of cubes on the centre faces of a surface, my problem is that I want them to remain straight and not orient themselves in line with the surface normals? I ...
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Is it possible to hide the instancer and only show instanced objects in render?

I have a question for you. I need to duplicate an object along a curve without deformation. Therefore I instance a plane along the curve. I made the cube a child of the plane and checked "Face" on the ...
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Instancing Objects infinte ammount of time?

I have modeled a modular kit wich consist of 9 objects and togethter around 1127 faces. Togethter places with some instancing of the objects i get one big Module. This Module consists of two floor ...
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Animate collection instance (material) independently?

I have an object collection (let's call it a Red Cube for simplicity) which has a "blinking" animation (via emission material + keyframed mix shader). Now, I want to create several instances of that ...
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What is the most efficient way to make instance real and joined

I have a setup, a very complex instancing, I simply want to Voxel Remesh this (sculpt) but if I use Make Real for instances, it will create bazillions instances, and I don't want that. I simply need a ...
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Particle setting doesn't carry out when particle instance is applied

I have a flower head that I want to put on top of every hair. The issue is that i'm using the particle settings for the hay and the petals, and those two things doesn't move when I apply the particle ...
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Where can I find my collections? (Blender 2.8) [duplicate]

I just created a collection like a group in Blender 2.79. So I pressed Ctrl+G. I named my new collection. After that there is no sign of that collection. The outliner doesn't show it. There is now "...
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Advanced object instancing, to create a distributed network with specific rules… help

My project is simple - create a dynamic neural network, for a stellar animation. Using the skin modifier on a simple wireframe, I created an armature inside a softbody mesh. Next I need to instance ...
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Baking using Collection Instances (or Object face duplication) does not work

I'm setting up a 'Tiled texture studio', to do so I have set up a collection at 0,0,0 with numerous objects. I then create Collection instances at equal x and y offsets around the tile area. When I ...
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How to replicate around a sphere?

I want to replicate a protein structure over an icosahehedron. (A vesicle of protein structure shown is what we want to make) When I am instancing protein structure over icosahedron vertex it comes ...
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Change Object Index of Objects in a Collection Instance

If you make instanced copies of a bunch of objects (alt+D), then it is possible to give them different Object Indices from their originals. This is useful if you are using Object Index as a mix factor ...
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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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Display colored vertices in viewport

I have two clouds of naked vertices created from tree models - no faces, no edges. I want to assign different colors to these clouds so it is possible to better distinguish between them in the ...
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Link collection instance from external file using python

I am trying to write a simple addon that converts highpoly objects to a vertex cloud representation (more accurate display than bounds) using collection instances to create a kind of "proxy" version ...
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Is there any way to instance objects in hair particle system?

Instancing using the array modifier, render and view-port are blazingly fast. (At thousands of instances.) But, when I use particle hair system to distribute it out nicely, everything goes super slow....
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Instanced objects ignored when baking normals

So I've been following this tutorial on youtube on how to make tileable textures and I've tried making one on my own. When I tried baking I realised that the instanced objects where ignored in the ...
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Alternative to dupliframes in 2.8?

Is there some way how to instance objects along path/curve without deformation? All forums and questions I've found are related to 2.79 and they are all using dupliframes, however there is no such ...
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Linking value to another anywhere in blender 2.8

i want to link value from one value to another. sort of instancing but for values. for example in this case below: monkey red and monkey green have a mix color node that both drive them to white if ...
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Duplicating light along path in blender 2.8

I've been following 'Create an Underground Subway Scene in Blender' from BlenderGuru in youtube. When he started to duplicate the lights along the path using Duplicate menu in object tab he used an ...
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Instance Rotation over Lifetime

I want to have instances rotate randomly over time, seems an easy thing to code, how about it? I'm trying to make a sparkly / glittery surface to render and wrap around a human face model, or maybe ...
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Animating Animation node parameters…?

I am making an animation of atoms in random motion which decrease in speed along with the decreasing temperature. I made the atoms using animation nodes. Instanced sphere and added vector wiggle to ...