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Multiple instances of one object/mesh

You have 2 solutions: Linked Duplications: altD allows you to create a linked duplication, meaning if you modify one of the instances it will change all the others as they share the exact same mesh ...
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How move object between scenes

You can use Ctrl-C,Ctrl-V to copy and paste objects from one scene to the next. They will be placed into the new scene at there original global coordinates. If you want the objects modified in one ...
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How to easily organise your Blender scene?

For scene organization and layout have a look into the new Collection System introduced as of Blender 2.80. Collections are essentially like folders, they are artist friendly and can even be instanced....
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What is the importance of low poly vs high poly?

Highpoly is important to achieve superb surface detail. The problem is how you control such an enormous amount of vertices: with brushes (sculpting) through control low-poly cages (subdivision ...
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Edit multiple Lights

Select the lamps you want to share the same data, hit Ctrl+L and choose object data. The corresponding lamps will now always copy each others settings.
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What's the quickest, easiest way to point the camera somewhere in blender?

You can also go into the camera view Numpad 0, open the Properties panel, with N, and then check 'Lock active camera to view'. Doing this will allow you to use the same navigation methods you would ...
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Getting the active region

bpy.context.space_data is the current space, if you need a certain one, iterate over all areas in the current screen and test for the ...
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What is the replacement for scene.update()?

Many instructions point to: bpy.context.view_layer.update() That's also what's mentioned in API documentation
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How can I visualize a negative energy source with Blender?

You can assign a negative wattage to a light source - in the .gif below I have 2 lights: one (not moving) at 1000 watts, the other (moving) at -1000 watts. Notice how it also creates a negative "...
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Disable Material Duplication

You can run this script to replace all duplicated materials in your file. Just paste it into the Text editor and click the Run Script button. It searches all objects, and then compares the first ...
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What is the max size of a scene in Blender?

You need to set clipping limits for 3D view and for camera:
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What's the quickest, easiest way to point the camera somewhere in blender?

Step by Step Solution Select a camera in the Scene object list. Press 0 to view in Camera Perp. Press Shift + F to rotate the ...
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Kind of "soft link" of objects between scenes?

You can use the 2nd method, linking your object to the other scene. Link the object to the other scene as normal. Selecting that object (the one you want to be able to rotate but still be linked) ...
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How to toggle to camera view via python?

The operator for switching the 3D view which is associated with numpad keys is view3d.viewnumpad(). You have to be in the right context (3d_view) to use it and ...
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Cycles final render pitch black?

The sun lamp's position, inside the room, doesn't affect where the sun's light is actually emitted from, it only controls the direction. To quote the blender manual: Sun lamps emit light in a given ...
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Where can I find the number of vertices, edges, and faces in my scene in Blender 2.8?

My stats were missing from my status bar somehow and I had to right-click the status bar to bring up the option to display the info I wanted to see
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How to copy and link collection to other scene?

Ensure that the scene to which you want your collection to be linked is selected. In an "Outliner" editor window, ensure that the "Display Mode" in the toolbar is set to "...
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How to render multiple scenes in succession from the timeline?

For rendering more Scenes created in one blend file use Video Sequencer (called VSE). Scene_Cube Scene_Sphere Create a third New scene, switch to Video Editing layout and with mouse hovering above ...
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Can I change Info bar colour on scene change

Cool idea, I wrote this addon for me just now and I triggered the Header draw event. You can copy it from below or from here: scene_colored_header.py EDIT: Updated to the newer Version. Don't use the ...
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How do I get a python reference to the viewport camera?

If you use 'PRE_VIEW' or 'POST_VIEW' as draw handler type, you will be in world space and can draw straight ahead. If you want ...
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How move object between scenes

I'm not allowed to comment on the accepted answer (insufficient rep) so I was forced to duplicate it in order to add my two cents. Select one or more objects in your donor scene. How? While holding &#...
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How to have Denoiser ignore certain objects?

The Denoiser in Blender version 2.79 can be activated per Render Layer, and as such you can mix denoised and noisy footage as you like. If you ever wondered why the Blender Devs have put that Denoiser ...
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How to get all collections of the current scene?

Recursively walk the tree. Similarly to https://blender.stackexchange.com/a/137866/15543 and Sorting Collections Alphabetically in the Outliner ...
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How do i turn multiple of the same object into instances?

Select all your leaves (if they have the same material, press ShiftL (Select Linked) > Material), select one last to make it active, press CtrlL (Make Links) > Object Data, now all the leaves ...
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Where is gravity settings in 2.91?

here it is: tab on scenes -> gravity
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How to Relink a Linked Object?

Select all objects that share linked data, then select your new object last so that it is the active object. Then press CtrlL and select Object Data from the menu. ...
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How to add an object to the scene through python

I figured it out: bpy.context.scene.objects.link(object)
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How to move objects to new Render Layer?

The way this works is indeed quite confusing. TL;DR: M moves objects between layers, which are independent of the many layer visibility settings. Long answer: There are 20 layers and several ...
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How to set frame rate to 25 FPS as default?

Just change your default .blend file. In a new Blender window, change the default framerate, then go to File > Save Startup File or press Ctrl + U.
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