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Questions tagged [linked-data]

Questions about linked data. There are many kinds of data that can be linked, (e.g, Materials, Object Data, Modifiers, etc.) even across multiple blendfiles.

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Newly created objects linked by default

When I create several objects, each time I try to work on a particular object, the rest of them are affected directly with any changes I make with the object I'm working on. Grouped by default. I ...
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Change the default settings of File/Append operator in 2.8

I'd like to have operators's File/Append option Localize All uncheck by default. I work in a studio environment where several artists(~10) will need to do this operation on a regular basis. I've ...
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add camera to linked scene

Ok, what i had in mind is to get something like this: single subject, multiple camera animations. So what i taught is to have a base scene with the subject, link this scene multiple times, add in ...
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Is there any way to prevent lights in linked files from behaving very differently?

This is a light setup to imitate sun coming in through beams in a large space. In the working file there is a lot more going on but this is enough to talk about the issue. I don't think the particular ...
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Circular dependency in between linked .blend, can't have mats in one files and models in another?

So I want a Master .blend files with all my mat, and several linked collections of meshes from other .blend files. I thought this would be no problem but I get a message in console that look like a ...
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where is viewport unlink feature in blender 2.8

where is viewport unlink in blender 2.8 --- to make window witch created by (duplicated area in to new windows feature) in specific 3d view editor with specific setting.... unlinked from other windows ...
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sending Data or Values to linked Objects in Blender 2.80 / 2.81

I work a lot with linked data and library objects or linked collections. Is it possible to send values or variables between the different hierachical structures ? So for example: SCENEFILE (var = ...
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Does Blender 2.8 require microsoft access database 2010 to run?

Contemplating deleting 'microsoft access database 2010'. Does Blender use this as a database?
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keying sets for linked assets

I tried making and exporting a keying set in a character file, but when I linked the character in the scene and imported the keying set, it didn't work. It gave the message "successfully created .... ...
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Can I reuse a character to multiple characters in one scene with the link feature in Blender 2.8?

What I want to do is look like the image above. In fact, I posted the same question about Blender 2.79 In the meantime, i have heard static override of the 2.8 version. Therefore, I thought the ...
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How can we 'attach' animation nodes to objects?

I want to find a way to attach the animation-node tree with a collection or an object. So that when I link/append the collection to other scene, the animation node tree also comes with it and ...
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Unlink object after using Ctrl + L

Blender 2.8 I linked some lights' "Object Data" using Ctrl + L so I could adjust their brightness etc. equally. I'd now like to "Unlink" some of the lights. How can I do this?
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Can't access custom properties of a linked characters proxy rig

I have a rigified character. I added a custom property to the rig object to drive a shape key on the face. It works as expected in the original file: the custom property slider of the rig drives the ...
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How to copy an object without linking it to the first one?

I would like to copy an object without it remaining connected to the first, in the sense that I would like it to be independent (not linked) I've been looking for a long time but I can't find anything ...
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Animation plays in 3fps even in low poly proxys

Animation plays really slow when animating. we are looking for the reason in the original library of assets and in the animation project. Do someone know a possible reason for this behavior? Tanks!
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The selection bone group interface of a rigify rigging disapeared when the character is linked to other blend file

The interface generated by rigify doesn't appear when the character is linked in another blend file for animation. how can I use those buttons in the file when I'm animating the characters?
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Mirroring in Object Mode, taking rotation into account

I have a turret, displayed below, which I would like to duplicate and mirror across the global Y axis. I can do this in Edit Mode, using Shift D, Enter, Ctrl M, X, which shows what I'm looking for: ...
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Move linked asset

I want to move a linked asset. I believe it is now possible to move linked assets somehow in Blender 2.8 without making a proxy or appending it?
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Make Single User ALL camera actions

Make Single User ALL camera actions I need to copy, in a bunch of pre existing cameras, animations data ,rotation,location and lens (Focal...), between several cameras and make this animations data ...
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Animate linked rig shared in multiple scenes in same .blend

I am working on a project where a car is speeding in a city with blender 2.8. Each shots are separated by scenes. I can link my car from another .blend, make a proxy to animate it and everything is ...
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Python 2.8 creating Diffuse BSDF in a shader node, when I want it in a surface node

In Blender/Python 2.8, I can't get my code to create the surface node I want (it creates a shader node along with a surface node that I don't want). The objective is to assign an image texture to an ...
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how to remove blender waste

When removing the data blocks I have noticed that there is always something dirty in your mix file that prevents you from completely eliminating what is not being used, how can you remove this waste ...
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How to make a group of objects single-user data?

How do I make a group of objects single user-data i.e unlink them? I know that I can do this hand-by-hand, however, there are about 500 objects, and doing them hand by hand would take a lot of time. ...
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How can I tell blender that each of those red planes should be like the one on the right?

I want to automatically change every one of those planes at the same time,so when I am in need to redesign it, have all linked to one object, but, without having to link duplicate manually that object ...
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Linked object issue with 2.8RC

I am having an issue with linked objects in 2.8 I have mentioned it on the developer forums but have gotten no response so I thought I would bring it here. https://devtalk.blender.org/t/error-when-...
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How to Link or Append objects from another file?

I've tried the instructions here but cannot get linking and appending to work. I have a file with just the default cube in it. Then I create a new file and go to File >> Link, and browse to the file ...
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Blend file size increase after append despite deleting the original geometry

I made a brick building, and wanted to make sections of the brick wall to help streamline buildings. I started with 1 segment, and added a skinny cube to act as the mortar. This file when saved was 7 ...
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Is there a way to link Revit to Blender “Live”

Is there a way to link Revit models into Blender with a live link? For example, I'd like to edit materials in Blender, create a scene and add meshes to fill the scene; and inside Revit, if I need to ...
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Is there a good workflow for creating 'swappable' linked characters?

We're creating an animated scene that features lots of simple characters based off the same model. We'll vary them a bit (some male, some female and with different colours and clothes etc), but they ...
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How can I unlink two objects?

I recently got this mouse model and want to make an Ad with it. My Problem is that those two Parts are connected somehow. I made them 2 Separate Objects in Edit Mode by using P ( Separate Object ) ...
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Material - Duplicate then Unlink Material from Original

I have a material that took some time to create. I want to duplicate the material, but then unlink it from the original material. Note: This is NOT a question about unlinking a material from an ...
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What context does make_links_data need?

I can't get bpy.ops.make_links_data to work with context overrides. When I select objects manually, it works fine, but the following doesn't: ...
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How to make local objects link mantain their hierachy in Blender 2.8 python? (SOLVED)

Is there a way to maintain hierarchy objects after we Make Local several linked objects the scene ? I notice that if we try Make Local the parent object, the child will be put outside the parent, in ...
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Appending multiple objects from multiple .blend files

I have around hundred objects in separate files. In each file there is a single object. I want to batch link/append all these objects to my scene. How can I do that?
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Re-path linked files without losing their animation keyframes?

After re-organising my project folder and relinking back all the linked files in a scene. the linked files lose their animation keyframes. all the characters are left in their T-poses. How do I relink ...
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How to manage linked objects in complex scene?

For example i have many scenes , one object may object-linked to object from other scene while other may only data-linked. How can i manage which object linked to which one in what scenes ? and how ...
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Copy object to another scene, but keep data

What I need is to make a copy of an object to another scene, but keep the object data the same (link).
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Blender 2.8 Link Collection Problem

I have a simple test character that has geometry, an armature, some circles to drive the bones all inside a custom collection. When I link to the custom collection from within another file, the ...
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How to save properties of object in linked file?

I have few imported objects from outside blend file. I can add a property to every object (imported or not). But after reloading a file, only property from local objects are saved. How can I save ...
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Animating individual proxies?

(Please note I am using v2.80 for this question.) I have a character in a .blend file. The character model(s) and rig(s) are in a collection called "CharacterName" so I can easily link the whole ...
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Short animated film in Blender in single room environment with several acts - single scene or multiple scene setup?

I'm animating a short animated film that takes place in a single room. There are 3 acts, with multiple characters, with the room in different states between each act (objects moved/added/removed, ...
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Can't manipulate linked or appended objects that were made with 2.79 inside 2.8

I'm using Blender 2.8 and my friend works in 2.79. Whenever I append or link his files there is something like a locked logo front of those objects and I can't manipulate these. What could be the ...
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Linked objects are not rendering properly?

When I render my scene there seems to be an issue with my floor panels. These are individual floor panels, so I created a separate file and linked the floor panel in my new blender file. Then I did ...
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How to get a list of all unlinked objects in the scene with python?

For example, I am running this script: ...
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Problems when duplicating the object for high poly editing

I am currently following a course where the task is to model a sword in low poly, put it in a collection, duplicate everything with SHIFT + D and then start to add all the details (High Poly) to the ...
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Functionality like Photoshop's Smart Objects

In modern versions of photoshop, there's a feature called smart objects. The simplest way to describe it is a 'file within a file'. A smart object layer is effectively the final canvas state of this ...
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Is it possible to get node data from a different object, than the one being rendered?

More specifically, if I have a curve that a specific object is following, and I want rendering to change based on a property of how far along this track that specific object is, can I pull the exact ...
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Workaround for offset of linked collection? (Blender 2.8)

Linking Suppose I have a source .blend file with object "A" within collection "A-Collection", "B" within collection "B-Collection", and "C" within collection "C-Collection", pictured below: Then I ...
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When I rotate A mesh, B mesh will rotate too, but I don't want it, how can i do?

I made 2 mesh(cylinder.001 & cylinder.000, separate mesh), the inside mesh is made by duplicating the outside mesh. After that , when i rotate one of the 2 meshes ,the other one will rotate too. I ...
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How to get rid of Data-Block objects using pythong?

I'd like to access all linked data blocks and remove them from scene using python, without deleting the actual data from my hard drive. Context: I linked a grouped armature to my scene, made it a ...