Copy/pasting data and/or objects between Scenes in Blender
Blender doesn't perform 'copy/paste' in the traditional sense because items displayed in Scenes are typically representations of data that can be used in a number of ways depending on the context. Essentially this means the action of copy/pasting is in fact duplicating specific 'blocks' of said data ("datablocks
") that can be 'unique' or 'linked' instances of the/an original.
With this in mind to duplicate data across Scenes, select the Objects or items that need to be moved/copy/pasted and from the "Object
" menu in the 3D View Header, select "Make Links » Objects to Scene » [scene list]
". The objects will move to or be duplicated to the secondary Scene.
Note that doing can create linked duplicates in the same way using "Alt+D" does so any changes made to either the original or any copy will propagate across. To change this selected instances will need to be converted to 'unique' or "Single User
" elements. For that, select the item and from the "Object
" menu select "Make Single User » [select data type]
". Changes will subsequently be specific to a given converted instance.Additional InformationCopy/paste data between Scenes in Blender 2.49