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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how can I switch two (linked) collections?

I would like to switch two (linked) collections in a project. I know that you can relocate files in the outliner > blender files; but my collections are from the same file. Is there an easy way to ...
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relinking missing files isn't working

I'm moving files to an external drive. One of my blend files shows textures fully pink. I could individually replace the paths of every model but that's about 100 models with several textures each. ...
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Library Override loses position of instance

Use case: Link a collection from another file. Set resultant instance to arbitrary loc/rot/scale. Make Library Override. Result: The objects that created from the override are positioned at the origin ...
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Is it worst or not to have multiple linked blend files into my main project?

If I want to work with linked meshes, collections etc, what is better so to keep my main project "light"? To have one separate blend file where I'll keep all my prototypes in there, or to ...
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How to use same asset multiple times in a shot

I am a beginner in blender, i am making a pipeline for blender projects at my studio and i am running down with a problem . The issue is with linking the same asset file multiple times.(eg: Ch_A in a ...
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How can I apply transform on a linked object via Python?

I have myself a linked object in my scene. I can't move it manually, but I can change it's location with Python. However I also want to apply the transform. I tried it using ob.transform_apply (loc=...
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How to identify missing collections by Python?

I found a solution to the library link through other question, but I haven't found a solution to the collection link yet, so I wrote this more specifically in this question. If the name of the ...
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How to get the missing library and its collection with Python?

As my project folder structure and naming convention were reorganized, missing libraries and collections occurred. To recover them collectively, I'm trying append into list the missing libraries and ...
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All my objects move together as if they are linked

I have this problem: all of my objects are linked, I don't know what I did for that to happen. Even if I add an object and I move another, it will move the object I've just inserted. Here's my problem ...
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Identifying the source of unexpected lighting differences

I am seeking out ideas for why the darkened areasof this .gltf behave so differently with lighting than the other surfaces. Specifically the lower molars, and the tongue facing surfaces of the lower ...
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Unlink lights animation data - does not work

It seems to be not possible to unlink animation (power) for 2 or more lights (point lights) previously linked with Ctrl-L > Link Animation Data Selecting the light and choosing Make Single User - ...
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How can I rename an armature that is being linked in another file without breaking the animation?

I have a an armature which was simply named "Armature". It's being linked into many animation .blend files as a linked library override. Now I need to rename it. When I do, the animation in ...
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Inconsistant behavior when re-linking missing textures. sRGB and Non-Color mismatches

I am having some trouble when re-linking image textures that have single user copies using different color spaces. I.E. A texture being used multiple times in the file, both in Non-Color and sRGB ...
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How to link animation data with python

I can't seem to link animation data programmatically. I have tried: ...
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How do you make linked duplicates with modifiers?

How do I make a group of meshes which are a completely linked duplicate of each other? I’ve tried making a collection of the meshes I pant and made a linked duplicate of those, but when I change the ...
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is there a way to relocate a linked collection that has its name changed?

I know there is a way to relocate a broken file in the outliner, But is there a simple way to relocate a collection when it has its name changed ? (file is the same but the collection has a different ...
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Blender keeps deleting linked libraries

I am working on a very big scene, therefore I have broken it down into smaller scenes, which then get all linked into one main file. It works for a while. I can save, edit, re-open and no problem. ...
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Link Collection: Bad Results

I'm trying to link a collection that has my character and his rig in it. The problem is that when I link it, I cannot select the rig itself. I can make everything a proxy, but I still cannot select ...
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Linked Files Keep Disappearing From Library

I am working on a massive file, therefore it is broken down into smaller files, which are then linked in one main document. The problem is, for no apparent reason the linked files keep disappearing ...
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Missing textures in linked files using Botaniq/Graswald Addons

I am working on a pretty massive file, therefore I have broken it down into different files, all linked into one main file. I am using the Botaniq and Graswald addons in most of these linked files. I ...
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Scene-specific NLA

I have a bunch of meshes parented to armatures in one scene (Scene A). All the objects are all nicely set up with their own hair and modifiers etc... And all the armatures have a set of animation ...
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How to hide particle system original object? [duplicate]

I am working on a very complex scene, including areas that have particle systems (grass, flowers, etc.), mostly created with the Botaniq and Graswald addons. Because the scene is so heavy, I have ...
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How to animate a character with the new Asset Browser?

Despite it still being in development, the new Asset Browser in v2.92 is a game changer. I'm wondering if it's currently possible to have a collection containing a rigged character and animate that ...
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How to resync the linked proxy to incorporate changes in the main file

Let's suppose I had a rig(Root) parented to a mesh X in a file named blend_1. Now I link the whole collection in which those two are to another blender file(Blend_2). Now, I make a proxy for Root, ...
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Using Python, how to check if an object is linked from external blend file? [duplicate]

bpy.data.objects['my linked object'].library I found this code through a search and tried to check the linked object, but in 2.91, this code doesn't seem to print ...
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Switched to Blender 2.91and scene is very dark -Settings problem or hardware problem?

I was rendering a scene in blender 2.83 when the render crashed due to my camera passing through a rock (I did not know the reason for the crash at the time.) I couldn't figure out why it wouldn't ...
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How do you change the materials of linked instances stored in another blend file?

I'm creating roughly 15 product models with several color variation as well as product sets. I am having a problem as one product can be used to sell in a set with other products for example, or one ...
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Pack textures (Extension changed)

I've been baking some textures in Blender, and somehow the result textures were created without extension, like this: Other softwares (like Unity) won't import those. To fix the problem, I unpacked ...
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Imported truck and trailer unlinking problem

I imported a truck and trailer model. There is a number of empties with links to various parts. There is one link going from an empty within the trailer to one of the empties in the truck. If I delete ...
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How To Replace Data From New Data Coming From Another .blend?

Here's a simple example, I have a .Blend with 50 objects, all appended inside my .Blend, they each have their own materials. Now I created my scene with those assets and did some work etc... My ...
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How to have collection where collection origin is not world origin? [duplicate]

I'm trying create a set of modular 3D pieces in one blender file that I can use to build scenes. My idea was to create a single file with the modular pieces and then create a second blender file that ...
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Is it possible to delete linked Mesh Data?

I need to get rid of every multi user block data but there is too many of it so i can't do "make single user" for every model. I want only worldspawn_16740 to stay.
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Transfer Blend files into a different location: How to avoid missing files/textures/etc? [duplicate]

I need to reorganise my blender folder and move it to another PC and I am afraid that i might lose some linked texture/image sequences/etc that are used in the .blend files. What should i do to avoid ...
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How to override existing materials (with link or append)

I've been searching but I didn't find any solution. Short version : Suppose I'm working on a blend file which contain a material called "MyBlueMat". I want to append or link an existing ...
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How to copy Mantaflow modifier with keyframed inflow?

is there a good or easy way to copy Mantaflow settings from one object to a lot of others when there is a keyframe on the Inflow checkbox? I've got a fracture animation with ca. 250 keyframed objects, ...
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Alt-D copies with different Origins

I am using copies of an object using Alt-D, but I need them to have their own different origins each. When I try to change each object's origin, it changes the origin of all linked objects (which I ...
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Packing all linked Files for Render Farm submission [duplicate]

So I want to submit a project to a renderfarm. I have multiple links to other .blend files in the project since this saves memory and speeds up the render a lot. The blend files are roughly 5 GB ...
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Why are my collection items updating together even when I want them to have different colors?

My collection items are changing colors together, even though I want them to have different colors? I've equally placed the items into different collections, yet when I change material or color for ...
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How to write EXIF data in rendered images?

I'm trying to render an image in cycles. version 2.83.5. trying to write metadata or Exif data into the image. In the output channel, I ticked every box on metadata. But I didn't find the EXIF data ...
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What happened with materials in eevee when linking?

I have this problem with the material in the eyes of characters linked to a scene. The scene that contains the linked characters shows this way when rendered with Cycles: When I change to eevee it is ...
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How to import text(scripted expression for driver) together when linking a character [duplicate]

I used the phrase bpy.app.driver_namespace to create a function for scripted expansion that can be used in the driver and it works well in the local character file. ...
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Blender Linked Materials Names Not Showing

In the Windows version of Blender 2.90.1, I noticed that linked materials don't have their name carry over correctly in the materials dropdown. Once a material is selected, the name displays correctly....
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Linking transformation but not other data (ex. Modifiers) in two objects

I need to link only the transformation of two objects, but no other properties. I need to create a hollow cylinder. The catch? It must be made out of cuboid objects and only with rotations 22.5 ...
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Different light source settings when linking

I`ve been working with diferent scenes. Im working on a certain animation with eevee and i have a problem with linked light source (sun). The linked sun resets its shadow bias values to one making ...
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"Can't edit this property from an override data-block" while adding driver

I tried to add a driver to a custom property after library override. And I checked the message, "Can't edit this property from an override data-block." On the other hand, proxy allowed ...
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Linked scene copy, unable to remove objects from rendering in that scene [Blender 2.90.1]

I am not sure if this is a bug or a "feature". When I create a linked copy and try to disable some objects from rendering, it disables them globally in every scene unless I make new scene a ...
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Blender: How do I unpack a linked instance to make changes to it?

Sorry, but I'm not too sure what the process is called. I basically created an exterior scene full of linked instances by going to: File>Link>Selecting Blend File>Collections>Selecting the ...
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Copy a vertex colour without changing the mesh

I have several meshes that are quite different in just one particular zone. I have made a very nice vertex colour for one of them. It would be nice be able to transfer it to the others as I'm sure ...
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Proxy/Link –> Problem seeing colored Proxy rig over black Linked rig

Hi blender stackexchange community! I'm trying to Link my rigged character into a blank animation scene for the first time, to be able to rework my source scene in the future and get updates in all my ...
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Where's "link object data" When creating new scenes?

There used to be an option when creating new scenes to link only object data and not the "object" itself, so every object in the new scene could have its own transformation values. Is there ...

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