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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CG Cookie Flex Rig Linking Problems

I've been trying to modify CGCookie's flexrig to work in blender 2.8. The model itself works fine in the main file. However, when I link it into another file, I start seeing strange behaviour. The ...
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Something is wrong with “Link object data” in Blender 2.81

When I try to copy object data from one mesh object to multiple objects, the rest of the objects disappear, and the object data is only copied to one object. I don't know what I'm doing wrong. Any ...
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NLA Editor hiding (not deleting) actions

I am currently learning how to work properly with the NLA editor. I created a view actions and everything works fine withe the NLA so far. Now I wanted to recompose the the actions in the NLA. I ...
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Linking appended objects

Newbie here. Is it possible to link an object after it has been appended into a scene? I Appended few objects to a new file, but now I think it would have been better to use link so to have the ...
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How to make Blender respect object viewport visibility when appending or linking?

When you link or append a collection to a file, all objects become visible in a viewport, even if they were originally hidden in source file. Strangely enought, render visibility is respected, while ...
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Understanding scenes in blender. (linked objects)

I have a problem understanding the scene setup in Blender 2.8. I created a scene with animations (keyframes, follow path contstraints, nla tracks, etc). Now I wanted to create a new scene, in which ...
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The character deforms really weird

I'm working with linked characters and this start to happen. https://youtu.be/hBk5I695II8 It really difficult the animation process. I don't want to loose all the animation made until now when ...
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Can object data be transfered or linked while maintaining the origin of the target object?

I'm trying to copy or link object data from a source object to a target object but maintain the origin position of the target. I can't figure it out...is this possible?
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How to offset an animation of a linked collection? (linked from another blend file)

I have two files, the first is the render scene with a building, the second contains a scaled up animation of a drilling process with particles and smoke. I can link that animation as a collection, ...
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How to add a LightProbe to the scene without using bpy.ops.object.lightprobe_add()?

I tried this, but it gives me an error: data=bpy.data.lightprobes.new('IrradianceVolume') bpy.data.objects.new('IrradianceVolume',data) RuntimeError: Error: ID ...
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pointing linked objects to a different file in 2.8+

I've got individual files for each asst in my scene, and one file for the master scene with everything in it. In the master scene I'm linking in objects from the individual files by doing "file > Link....
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add an object from bpy.data.objects in context scene?

i'd like to "append" a deleted objects that is stuck inside bpy.data.objects via python in the context scene, how to do so? right now, i'm creating a new object and doing something like that ...
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Trouble with animation nodes and objects appearing to be linked when they're not

I have this animation of some gears turning. It looks fine in the viewport, everything moves correctly, but when I render the animation the gears aren't turning or they're glitching. I tried to solve ...
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How to reload linked libraries from script?

As far as I know there are two ways to reload a linked library (so the linked objects update to the state they are in the source file) in Blender 2.8: Close and ...
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How to add a library override for bpy.data?

I'm looking for a way to add Library Overrides over linked elements from bpy.data on Blender 2.81. Seems it's possible to add ...
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Easy way to unlink, relink, switch link, for object or collection ..?

Is there a way on blender to easily transform a collection linked from another .blend file into a list of objects in a collection, while keeping the separation of each object, with the right scale, ...
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Link only materials

Is it possible to link from another file only the materials, but not the rest, or append an object, but with link with only to the materials?
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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 access linked objects from a linked collection? (Blender 2.8)

How can I access the linked objects inside a linked collection on Blender 2.8? Inside the view layer navigator I cannot see the ...
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Why necessary Linked Copy of Scenes in Blender?

I understand that only objects are linked. But, the function links all objects. If change a linked scene, the original scene changes the same. I don't understand why this function exists.
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How to apply transformations to empties?

In Blender 2.81, I have a linked collection, and I want to apply a transformation over it. In the UI I just select the empty , so when I scale, translate or rotate ...
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Linked objects between blender files does not transfer vertex groups

Just modified a simple rig on a game character inside a "master" blend file with my character in T position. Had to add a vertex group after subdividing the spine bone. But when creating animation, I ...
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How do I get a proxy object dimensions?

I'm trying to get the dimensions (bounding box) from a linked object in python, but all the methods to commonly get the measures give me a zero vector. ...
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Diagnosing why a file now causes Blender to crash [closed]

I was working on materials just before this file started causing Blender to crash when it tries to open it. By moving it to another folder, which causes all the many files it's linked to to no longer ...
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How to duplicate a linked object?

I thought “Duplicate Link” is what I’m looking for, but if I use duplicate link, the new poly will not have a link icon on it. Is there any other wayt to duplicate a linked object? = = = Thank you ...
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Can I link a .blend file instead of separate object?

If I link objects separate, I have to link all new objects one by one if I change the original file, isn't it? if I want to link a file which has 3 objects, I have to link 3 objects separately, I can'...
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Reload Links from a .blend Automatically

I´m working on a small project in Blender. In this projekt I linked an object from another blend file. The problem is that I can only manually reload the data from this other blend file. Is it ...
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Linked duplicated problem?

I have a building in scene_01.blend with many bricks linked duplicated. In another file, I have scene_02.blend with the same bricks linked duplicated as in scene_01.blend. Is it possible to import ...
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What is 'Linking' used for?

I'm a Maya user, I'm trying to understand Link/Append functions in Blender because the reference function is very important for Maya animators. In Maya, there's "reference editor", I can "add ...
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Automating kitbash for kitops?

i am looking for a solution to batch create kitbash assets for the kitops-pro. I already looked at this topic What is a best way to organize my own kitbash library?, i also know the tut https://www....
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Blender (2.8) won't retain child/parent relationships when linking / duplicating between scenes

Is there some sort of trick to make Blender retain the child/parent relationships between objects when you link/copy them between scenes? It seems Blender destroys them. Is there a reason why Blender ...
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Clay render linked objects in 2.8 [duplicate]

I have a scene full of linked objects from other blender files. How do I clay render the scene with linked objects in blender 2.80?
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Linking scenes with lights

I'm rendering simple objects with Blender in batches, and I'd like to be able to render them easily with different kind of ambiances & cameras. So far, I have the following : Different "Camera ...
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ocean modifier and foam data (used for light rays) exporting to renderfarm

I am wondering if someone here has experience with rendering the ocean modifier in a renderfarm. I used the modifier in a scene. The ocean and its movement are visible (from the downside/underwater), ...
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duplicated objects dont show up in render

ive got a fairly high poly grass object that will not load in my renders. ive looked at camera settings, ensured they are not hidden, etc. i have been having issues with duplicated objects not ...
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How to animate two seperate files with armatures?

I need help with animating. I have two seperate files bow with its own rig and chracter with its own rig. I want to create animations like walking,idling,running,shooting with the bow. I don't know ...
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Can i link a collection of links to another scene while still being able transform the individual link around?

My goal here is to be able to move all the links individually in scene "Shot01" while it will still update if i add links to Location01-apartment. Or is there a better way to approach this workflow?
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Access changes to BlendData with internal Python script

I would like to be able to detect changes that have occurred in a Blender file using a python script. This would include: Deletion events Creation events Modification events Where each event is ...
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How to link image in uv image editor using Python? Blender 2.66

When loading image in Image_Texture node using blender, it's linked there by itself (img below), but not when doing it with Python. I want linked images to be seen in 3d view.
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Link(Library) to object, and change UV

I am new to Blender. I have 10 years of experience in Max, and I want to try some workflow I did in Max. There is a hi-poly model object(clothe from Marvelous Designer), and I need to set different ...
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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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