Instances of objects
Let's say you want lots of versions of the exact same object group. Right now, you can make copies, but if you then change the original, you have to make changes to each copy or delete them all, re-copy, and reposition everything.
- With "instances", you could make it so that modifying just one instance makes the same change for every instance.
- The rendering engine might be able to take advantage of the fact that they're all identical to optimize drawing.
- If you wanted to, you could convert an instance to a regular copy and make changes to it.
Marc-Julien Objois shared this idea
Matthias Plunkett commented
I totally support this feature suggestion. It would make perfect sense to be able to rapidly build using instances, modifying the primary object or group to affect all other copies.