GroupPro

$27
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Blender addon for managing groups of objects (collection instances).

For Blender 3.6 and 4.x use GrupPro 2.3.0 (or newer)

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With GroupPro you can merge objects into one container object in non destructive way (using instances collections).  Features:

  • edit any instances on scene (not just the 'source' one, like it works by default, with collection instances)
  • work in recursive way - group, can be created from subgroups, which can be made of subgroups etc. Any subgroup can be edited and saved, with all other instances updated in real-time
  • Few basic modifiers supported (linear and radial array, let me know if you want more). By default you cannot add any modifiers to groups in Blender.
  • easy mirroring of groups (fixes group instance mirror bug in blender, where mirrored copy would not be flipped correctly)
  • change group: origin, transformation (location, rotation, scale), without destroying positions of other instances in scene
  • dissolve group (split it into original objects - in recursive way - controlled by 'Depth' parameter)
  • edit material in all group sub-objects in one click (replace, add, assign mat)
  • create group proxies (temporary lowpoly version, to speed up viewport)

This makes working with huge scenes with lots of objects easy and gives all the pros of group instances:

  •  less memory memory usage
  •  easy selection of multiple objects with one click

GroupPro comes with build-in auto-updater - one click to get latest updates.


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You will get free updates whenever there are new ones.


Update 2.0.8 and 2.0.9(for Blender 2.8 only)

  • fixed initialize function
  • flip - now is aware of previously created copy. It will update its position, instead of creating new instance of flip
  • Added ability to group collections. See vid: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RcreHIRw3f8

Update 2.0.11 (for Blender 2.8 only fix)

  • grouping collection now fully supported (Right click in outliner -> 'Group from collection').
  • quaternion option added to preferences (prevents gimbal lock that may sometimes happen with euler object rotations, but less user friendly that euler rotations)
  • More options for Flip operator (new coordinate systems - global, local cursor)
  • Origin to center of bounding box added

Update 2.0.12 (for Blender 2.8 only fix)

  • added local mode options: tree, list
  • option for linking modifier objects added
  • option for linking children objects added

Update 2.0.13 (for Blender 2.8 only fix)

  • added 'update addon' option in preferences. When next release of GP will be out, use it to automatically download and install new GP version. Hopefully it will work :). Problems may be reported eg. on discord: https://discordapp.com/invite/cxZDbqH
  • improved pick group - gives more predictable results, bugfixes.

Update 2.0.17 (22.05.2019- will work only with blender builds after 21may):

  • Compatibility fixes for latest blender release (after 21 may)
  • Added option to un-instance meshes when creating Group Copy.

Update 2.1.0 (12.09.2019, for blender 2.8)

  • Added Proxies generation support
  • added ability to edit linked libraries groups (beta)
  • new documentation

Update 2.1.3 (19.11.2019, for blender 2.8)

  • fix bad bounding box drawing, when using 'set origin'
  • 'create group' will use active object collection as target for placing new group empty

Update 2.1.5 (12.02.2020)

  • better handling of broken groups,
  • opening group will now make its collection active in outliner
  • added - apply transformation (loc, rot or/and scale)
  • fix drawing of bbox after refactor

Update 2.1.6 (21.02.2020)

  • Pick Open - you can now scroll to change opened hierarchy depth,
  • fix isolate view,
  • material menu - added 'Change color'
  • UI cleanup

Update 2.1.7 (23.02.2020)

  • you can now snap to the corners of group bounding boxes (for old groups you have to open them then close - after that corner snapping will work)
  • fixed SSL certificate error problem
  • added faster material color update
  • added option to disable bounding box vertices

Update 2.2.0 (19.12.2020)

  • fix auto-updater for  Mac users,
  • improved Flip operator,
  • Bugfixes for Blender 2.91

Update 2.2.2 (28.04.2021)

  • added auto viewport group coloring option in addon preferences (default ON),
  • added option to skip using stored flip origin (use 3D cursor instead)
  • added 'Link to group' option to Ctrl+L menu
  • fix bugs related to Proxies switching and other bugfixes

Updated 2.2.3 ( 22.05.2021)

  • added Blender 2.93 support,
  • keep active object when adding and removing objects from group

Updated 2.2.4 (For blender 2.93 - 06.10.2021)

  • added support for Join Object/Group (Ctrl+J),
  • added option 'origin from active' when creating group,
  • added support for assigning materials to curves

Updated 2.2.5 (For blender 2.93 and 3.x - 12.10.2022)

  • Added Materials > Override all - it will override all materials inside group with chosen/new one,
  • 'Create Group' has new option to use Bounding Box Bottom as origin

Updated 13.11.2022

  • better handling on broken groups stack

Update 2.3.1 - 11.11.2023 (for blender 3.6 and 4.x),

  • added Radial and Linear array (based on Geometry Nodes),
  • Blender 4.0 is now supported
  • Fixed function of restoring Group Pro hotkeys ,
  • remade GPro hotekeys UI in addon preferences
  • Better handling of groups on multiple scenes,
  • Geometry Nodes modifiers can be dissolved now - Converts instances generated by modifiers into real geometry,
  • Fix for not deactivating some blender keymaps correctly (eg. duplicate - is overridden by GPro - but it would not work)


Update 2.3.3 - 17.02.2024 (for blender 3.6 and 4.x),

  • bug-fixes,
  • faster bounding box calculations (recalculated only on depsgraph updates)
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