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Blender Tip: Group Instances


CynicatPro writes:

Where i show the amazing Group Instances in Blender!

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Bart Veldhuizen

I have a LONG history with Blender - I wrote some of the earliest Blender tutorials, worked for Not a Number and helped run the crowdfunding campaign that open sourced Blender (the first one on the internet!). I founded BlenderNation in 2006 and have been editing it every single day since then ;-) I also run the Blender Artists forum and I'm Head of Community at Sketchfab.


  1. This is really useful and something I will have to try if it's more memory efficient than using Alt+D to duplicate. A shame there's 3 minutes of verbiage before the useful information starts ;-)

  2. is there a way to instance a 1 object from a group of objects without using particles? I want to be able to toggle through a group different objects from a seed value... the problem with particles is rotating the object doesn't work as expected sometimes

    I want something like this for Armour and helmet variations in a character

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