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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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What is best way to organize a scene with different sets of materials?

I am currently creating an interior scene and want to show different examples of wall/ floor materials to my customer. So I was thinking about how to organize my scene when I want to have different ...
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Linking a file with multiple meshes

for my ue4 game ive made a little wheeled robot and ive recently redone the wheels so they dont look quite as plain, I was thinking is would be best to link the wheel in so if i change them in the ...
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Linking a rig with actions and animating more

So I created a character, rigged it using rigify and created a simple walk action. Next I linked it to my scene blender file and created a proxy to work on it. In the scene, I saw the walk action and ...
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Can not find unlink object data in Blender 2.8

Currently using Blender 2.8 and I would normally hit "U" to unlink object data from linked duplicates I can't seem to find it anymore. Searched the word "unlink" in the preferences but nothing comes ...
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Can you have linked boolean modifiers that update with source file changes?

So, I'm currently using Blender as CAD software for 3D printing. (yeah, I know, but I'm on Linux and FreeCAD is essentially unusable, so I'm making do.) I've got a large set of prints I'm working on ...
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How do resave a lib file with a more current version of blender

I am trying to append an old .blend file to my tire, I keep getting an error message saying Linking or appending from a very old .blend file format (247.0). no animation conversion will be done! ...
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How to copy or project uvs & (data block) to another object

How to copy or project uvs & (data block) to another object? to use the same UV map in other objects How i do this ? Maybe you want to work on your object until it satisfies the lowpoly lod ...
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Make unique proxy for many instances in linked file

Have one file with "window" which frame shape can be changed using bevel object. Frame has attached hook for scaling without affecting frame shape. Also have a "glass" mesh. Glass and frame are ...
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Remove path constraint in object linked from another scene

I have a starship model following a path in scene A. The model is linked to scene B where I would like to do other things with it. However, the object keeps the movement animation from scene A. There ...
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Can I reuse a character to multiple characters in one scene with the link feature?

I want to link each character to a scene several times, as shown in the image above, and give them different animations. We also adopted a link function to flexibly respond to character design changes....
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Blender link external scene in the existing scene

I have a wery complex scene with lots of objects, and I have to fragment my file in smaller parts to be able to work I have basic file in whitch I shoud import the other files as objects, or as ...
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Link an object from a different Blender file and be able to move it around while retaining its modifiers

I want to bring an object modeled in one Blender file into another and have the second file reflect changes that are made to that object after I have later edited the first. I have been using File->...
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Can I bake linked object via proxy?

So I was wondering if I can link a my character rig group and proxy it, how do I go about baking it? Or will I have to append it and then I will be able to bake it?
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What is a best way to organize my own kitbash library?

I do have assets that I made over the years, and when I need them, I link or append them 'norma' Blender way. However while the list of assets grows it is becoming more and more cumbersome. There is ...
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Using Vertex Paint to variate Linked Duplicates

Is there any way how to variate vertex colors on linked duplicates (sharing the same mesh data)? I am pretty sure it is not possible as vertex color is a part of the mesh so only some vertex paint ...
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Merge a rigified object with new armature for proxy linking

I used rigify to create a rig for my character. After that, I created a separate armatures with 4 bones and set them as shape keys for blinking and smiling for my character. This new armature I called ...
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How to get information about linked files?

I have a scene with several objects and groups linked from other files. How to know what file contains my linked object or group?
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Update Scenes with changes, while keeping their settings different

I am using a workflow that needs to render the same objects with different render engines. Since you cannot set different render engines by render layer, it needs to be done by Scene (unless you right ...
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Update an imported FBX file [duplicate]

In Blender there is the fabulous option to link or append objects across multiple .blend files. We're a small team and are working with Blender AND Maya. Is there any option to "link" objects from ...
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Duplicate objects to multiple locations

Is there a way to copy/duplicate/link objects to multiple locations at once? For instance I have several boxes around the scene and I want to copy/link/duplicate a sphere to the location of each box......
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How do I find what's using an indirectly linked library?

Something in the file I'm working on is linked from another file, and it's getting it's materials from a third file. I've moved everything and I'm renaming the paths to fix broken libraries. I can't ...
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Linked libraries versus Scenes

The file we are working on has a lot of group instances linked from other files. Some of them work the way I would expect, with the files they come from listed as libraries in the Outliner when it's ...
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How to find and eliminate materials that aren't disappearing with orphan data purge

The files I work with have gone through a lot of versions and are linked a lot, and aren't that organized. I am trying to set up a new palette of colors and so I stripped off all the materials in a ...
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How to change the position of a Linked Object?

I've made multiple blendfiles with objects, curves and materials. Now I want to place these 'element'-blendfiles in one 'parent'-blendfile; building one scene to render. Because I am going to build ...
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Armature not working after linking new mesh data

So I created a character and an armature that worked very well. I decided to change the legs and feet of my character using a mesh from another character I created (almost identical mesh, with minor ...
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How to Replace a separate mesh

I have made a tree with the sapling Addon. I want my leaves to be replace with the icosphere. I want to make the grapes bunch. Is there any way to replace the leaves to icosphere. I tried with object ...
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Pack external files - with photoshop files?

Ok I know you can pack external images into your blend by packing external data, but I this doesnt really work with photoshop files. I have several images as planes that link back to .ai files that ...
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How can I link an object from another .blend file with a material that uses “Lamp Data” in its Shader Node?

I tried Linking an object that uses "Lamp Data" into another blend file but the value for "Lamp" has been greyed out. I understand that this property is linked to an external library but is there a ...
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How to replace objects in scene with a group instance?

This is the new group I made.Hello blender community, Currently I have instanced a building's interior. However I need to Make a better version of each object. I have created a new group which has ...
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Proxy targets get messed up with custom properties

I'm not sure if this is a bug or that I am doing something wrong. Let me sketch the situation. In a library file I have an object with a custom property driving shape keys. When I link the cube in my ...
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Best way to save and exchange all material of obj (with many material slots) at once?

What I hope to do is , 1 I made a house model which have many material-slots, which divided for each mat logically. (for loof, for window, for wall etc) and set material link as OBJECT. (so it not ...
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Shift+L is not working properly

I am working through the Blender tutorials by Blender Guru, and I am having trouble with linking the material of my doughnut sprinkles (objects) in Part 7 on particles; I'm using Blender 2.79b. As I ...
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Remove a linked Indirect Library datablock

I am trying to remove a texture data block from a file. It seems to have been put there by an addon that is no longer installed. The texture block is a Linked block, originally linked in from a file ...
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Working Pipeline with Imported Meshes?

im working with imported files (from differents architects) , and they like to do “updates” of the building model almost twice a day ,when im working on it in blender, doing texturing work , material ...
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Make material local?

So, basically I have linked a group of meshes. The geometry needs to be linked in case I want to update the imported architecture model later, and keep all my new materials setting and attribution. (I ...
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Making Objects in the file or appending/linking them? [duplicate]

I've been learning about the append and linking function to bring in objects from other Blend files to the current one being worked on, but something keeps nagging at the back of my mind: Aside from ...
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Moving linked groups to another file

Anybody knows how to move linked groups to another files keeping it linked? If i am appending the scene to another file all linked groups became a real objects which increased size of the scene ...
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how can I break the link? [duplicate]

I modeled an object and made several duplicate links in this model. now I need to make changes on all of them separately. Is there a way to break the links? Thank you for your interest.
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Link or quickly copy rigid body constraint settings?

I know that to copy rigid body settings, there's the Copy from Active tool under Rigid Body Tools. But for rigid body constraint ...
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Is it possible to link material but not image texture for different objects?

I have multiple objects and I would like to use the same material for all of them, but different image textures. I can go and just manually edit all the materials to match each time I want to change ...
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Blender adjust data weight with posed armature

I'm working with a character and separated clothes models, I normally use skinwrap to model the pieces and then DataTransfer the model weights to the model clothes, but I'm having problems with some ...
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Best way to use fire simulation in multiple projects

I made a fire simulation containing the smoke domain, a smoke and particle emitter, and some wood logs. I created a group containing these objects and saved everything in a .blend file. To use the ...
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Multiple linked objects with hair particles causing basic actions to take minutes

Ok, so I'm having a huge performance issue in the viewport when making certain actions. It has come to the point that I basically can not proceed with this project. I've never had this problem before ...
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What is a Duplivert, or a Dupliframe, internally?

I've been using Dupliverts, and Dupliframes without fully understanding their internal representation in Blender. (i.e. which Data Blocks are linked,and which are copied, how parenting is related to ...
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Link mapping node rotation to another objects rotation?

Let's see if I can explain this. I am trying to answer this question but lead me to a question of my own. I am using this answer from Rich and I am trying to expand on it. I have a point light (...
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Child of constraint and moving rig in Object mode

I have a character wearing a belt that's giving some problems. Here is the setup: Several Empties are the children of vertices on the character Each Empty then has a bone attached to it via the Child ...
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Linked duplicate of parent/children: how to link transform properties of children?

Let's say I have a cube and a sphere, and I make the cube the parent of the sphere. Then I link-duplicate both the cube and sphere with AltD. Then I start moving/rotating/etc. the duplicates around in ...
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How do I “unlink” or “make local” a created proxy?

How can I remove a linked library that pertains to a created proxy without deleting or altering the proxy or proxy's data? Using the "make local" function,L in object mode, simply unselects the ...
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how do i removed orphan linked material

I have two materials that I linked from another file and I can't figure out how to delete them. As you can see, both HairMix and VariableMaterial show LF in the search box. They do not go away when I ...
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Will Linking or referencing in multiples of the same rig be a feature in 2.8 (re depGraph)?

I love blender for just about everything animation related including blender pipelines....however one thing that really is frustrating is how you cannot link in the same rig multiple times. I've ...